vi editor, copy a block (not usual action)
Their Documentation says:
Cut and paste:

1. Position the cursor where you want to begin cutting.
2.Press v ​ ​ to select characters (or uppercase ​ V ​ to select whole lines).
3. Move the cursor to the end of what you want to cut.
4.Press d ​ ​ to cut (or y ​ ​ to copy).
5. Move to where you would like to paste.
6. Press P ​ ​ to paste before the cursor, or p ​ ​ to paste after.
7. Copy and paste is performed with the same steps except for step 4 where you would press
y instead of d:
d = ​ delete​ = ​ cut
y = ​ yank​ = ​ copy

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