If I'm in normal mode and I accidentally press d vim will then wait for a motion to choose what to delete. Is their a motion or cancel command to not delete anything? Is the only option to delete something and then undo it?

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Any command can be interrupted either by ESC (Ctrl+[) or Ctrl+C


Just hit the 'ESC' key. It will cancel whatever command you are in the middle of typing.

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