I'm installing a fresh 12.04 server to a clean hdd (no desktop gui.) How can I copy lines from vi (a text file with commands that were useful and I have saved from previous installations) to the terminal, and also from the terminal to vi (to remember screen output concerning this installation.) Copying using Nyy in vi does not <shift><ctrl>c to the terminal.
My typing is either fast or accurate, and I'm wasting a lot of time "copy typing" all my saved cron jobs, .conf files etc, from another screen on another server.
Thanks - and apologies if this is a "newbie" question.