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Basically I want to select and copy a bunch of non-sequential lines (some lines only partially) from different locations of a code, in a way that each yanked line is appended to clipboard register so that I can paste them all in another file. Everything in visual mode. It is possible to append to a register like "Myy and then pasting by "pm but it is in command mode and we cannot copy a line partially.

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  • What did you try?
    – romainl
    Feb 13, 2023 at 11:38
  • @romainl Well, I usually yank several lines by "V" then "y" and paste them by "p". But in this scenario the lines are not one after each other. and I have no idea how to copy them all.
    – Puya
    Feb 13, 2023 at 11:44
  • @romainl yes I can use "Myy and "mp for appending to M register. But I think it is not done in visual mode.
    – Puya
    Feb 13, 2023 at 12:20
  • Why do you think that? v"My does what you want.
    – romainl
    Feb 13, 2023 at 16:36
  • @romainlExactly! I did not know that it would be possible to use this command in visual mode. Thank you!
    – Puya
    Feb 13, 2023 at 22:13

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You can use another register (e.g. a) and the append to clipboard syntax (using the A register)

To copy your first block you use it normally: "ay

To copy the following blocks you append to that clipboard: "Ay

These commands also work in visual mode: v"ay and v"Ay, respectively.

To paste it in another file you use it normally: "ap

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