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I am currently running the following two commands.

\rm myfile
vim myfile

Then, i, to enter insert mode, and ctrl-shift-v to paste

Basically I have text on my clipboard that I would like to copy and overwrite my current file.

Can this be done with less work?

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See the accepted answer here. You can use xsel to paste directly from your clipboard into a file, using > to overwrite the original file.

xsel --clipboard > path/to/file.txt

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