I thought I should be able to copy text like this:
<ENTER> to find the beginning of text
n as many times as needed to go to desired search result
i to go into CARET mode
v to go into SELECT mode
$ or other navigation keys to select the amount of text I want
y to copy selected text
But it does not work. When I then paste into Gedit for example I get the text that was in clipboard before i copied in Pentadactyl.