I want to yank text with a command to vim and have it end up in screen's clipboard where it can be pasted to a different application via ^A] later. vim needs to do the copying (not screen's copy mode) because I have more text than will fit on screen at one time.
Answers to other questions have approached this issue, but they mostly rely on using vim's interfaces + and * to the X clipboard, which is not available to applications started remotely or not in the presence of an X session to begin with. I'm working through puTTY, but that's incidental as I just want to transfer between screens and not [necessarily] out to local.
The best thing would be the existence of a magic buffer in vim that connects to screen, but I'll listen to workarounds : )