speeding up a paste operation

James Darnley james.darnley@gmail.com
Sat Aug 25 00:45:00 GMT 2018

On 2018-08-25 01:30, Lee wrote:
> In retrospect, I should have created the file some other way, but still..
> - grab the top 1M hosts from from
> http://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/umbrella-static/index.html
> - open w/ libreoffice
> - select the host name column, right click & select copy (all 1 million lines)
> - (mintty 2.9.0 window already open) vi /tmp/hosts
> - i  (get into insert mode)
> - right click (which I have set to "paste")
> data is still scrolling by & it's not even up to 100K lines yet :(
> Is there some way to make a paste operation faster in mintty (or vim
> or whatever the slowpoke is)?

There's a utility called getclip which put the clipboard onto stdout.
Direct that into a file and you should get the same result, excluding
Vim's indentation.  Probably doesn't use the tty in anyway.

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