Copy and Paste
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To the newcomer, Vim’s way of doing things may seem strange, but with familiarity it becomes natural. Many of Vim’s features seemed odd to me at first, but when I got used to them I recognised that they had their own particular elegance. However, there’s one feature of Vim that still feels awkward to me: using registers for copy and paste. The deeper my understanding of registers becomes, the more they frustrate me!Continue reading
Episodes 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 58, and 59 are all on the topic of copy and paste in Vim. I think that this is one area where Vim is especially confusing, partly because of Vim’s non-standard jargon for cut, copy and paste operations. It’s not the most intuitive copy/paste system, but it’s usable when you get the hang of certain concepts and techniques.Continue reading
When Vim is compiled without the
+clipboard feature, we can still insert text from the clipboard using the system paste command (
cmd-v). This can produce strange effects, but we can avoid them by toggling the
paste option each time we use the system paste command.
In some environments, Vim lets us access the system clipboard using the quoteplus register,
"+. When this feature is enabled, we can use it with the delete, yank and put operations in much the same way that we use Vim’s other registers. Pasting from this register usually produces better results than using the system paste command in Insert mode.