To move cursor on the 4th line,toggle into normal mode,input 8yy.
To move cursor to 15th line,and toggle into normal mode,press p .

Now the lines from 4th till 11th was pasted from 15th till 22th line.

Can all the steps can be repalced with a command in ex mode?

To make it clear.
primitive file from target file enter image description here

How to change primitive file into target file with a command in ex mode?

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I'm not sure if I understand you correctly but is this what you're looking for?

:4,11t 15

This will copy lines from 4 to 11 and paste it on line 15.

See :h co for more.

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