Is there a one-letter abbreviation for yank-until end of line? For example, there is:

  • D delete til end of line
  • C change til end of line
  • y$ was the closest thing I can find for this (Y yanks full line)

Is there a short-form of the above?

  • AFAIK, no. Workaround is "nnoremap Y y$". As suggested here: stackoverflow.com/questions/7764176/…
    – Dmitry
    Jun 14, 2020 at 21:14
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    Also mentioned in :help Y.
    – Ralf
    Jun 14, 2020 at 21:15
  • For anyone else interested, bear in mind that y$ yanks from the current cursor position until the end of the line including the new line/line feed character. If you don't want that, you will be using yt$ and trying to remap that.
    – Benjamin R
    Oct 15, 2022 at 14:11

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It looks like the "Y" is not Vi-Compatible, but you can make a work around with :map Y y$ (Works on Neovim, not sure about vim proper)


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    Yes, this works on vim, too: :help Y; though, :nnoremap Y y$ is better.
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Feb 1, 2022 at 22:10

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