Here is how to copy the required number of lines from one file to another in VI editor. First
use the following key combinations in the source file.
Press Shift “(Shift double quotes)
Press the number of lines you want to copy
press y followed by another y
Now press ” : ” (
Hit e “Destination file name”
Once you enter the Destination file
go to the line where you want the lines
copied to be inserted.
Press SHIFT “(Double quotes).
The lines get copied.