Since Unix is 40 years old, Unix is older than the invention of the computer mouse. (actually only 3 years if Unix is from 1969 and the mouse from 1972) How in the world did a new user do anything on Unix without copy & paste? I know they always had a text editor with copy/paste, but everything I do on Linux is copy from web browser, and paste (from the CLIPBOARD) into vim or gedit or gnome terminal. You're the same, right?
I just can't imagine loading up a man file into vim, copying & pasting code from it- into a temporary buffer, and then having bash execute that buffer. This question has an answer, i'm hoping someone who knows can tell me. Maybe they never left emacs, is that the answer?