Setting up vim on WSL, and I want to be able to redirect the vim internal clipboard to the windows clipboard. This is possible if running an X server like XMing, but I don't want to do that.

I have 2 programs, clip and get-clipboard, that I can run from the shell to access the clipboard. But how might I go about faking things so that clipboard operations using the + register end up piping the text to/from those problems?

Not above compiling myself, although that's not ideal.

  • You can probably make use of the TextYankPost autocommands in recent Vims. How that needs to be done, depends on how to call your external programs clip or get-clipboard, check this answer Feb 25, 2018 at 13:12