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Old 02-17-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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copy-paste in vim

hi all!

can i somehow copy and then paste text in vim?

tnx in adv!
Old 02-17-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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You indeed can. Check out , you have the whole operation explained there.
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Use the "y" key. It means "Yank". Follow the command with a movement. For example, "y3j" will copy 4 lines. The current line and the three below it. You can also use something like, "y4w" to yank 4 words to the right, or ":.,/^$/y" to yank the rest of the paragraph. To paste use the "p" key.
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You can also use the mouse in vim/gvim - there's some info here
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You can also use v (visual mode) to hilight text, then use y or d (cut) and p.

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Yeah (after gilead) mouse is way easier..., but worth knowing the other y/p options exist just in case you have to work on a real console.


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