I use Midnight Commander (MC) editor over putty to edit files
I want to know how to copy text from one file, close it then open another file and paste it?
If it is not possible with Midnight Commander, is there another easy way to copy and paste specific text from different files?
I would do it like this:
IF you're using putty in either Xorg or Windows (i.e terminal within a gui) , it's possible to use the "conventional" right-click copy/paste behavior while in mc. Hold the shift key while you mark/copy.
(hold) Shift + Select with mouse (copies to clipboard)
To paste in windows:
To paste in another file in PuTTY/MC:
Shift + Ins
Putty has ability to copy-paste. In mcedit, hold Shift and select by mouse