I ran the following sequence of commands:
but it seems like this doesn't copy the ten lines to my clipboard. So how can I do this?
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Vim uses registers to store text. It may be helpful for you to read
:h registers if you haven't already, as well as the user manual (this is covered in section 04.7)
Assuming you are using a version with the clipboard feature compiled in (which the default vim version on macOS as well as homebrew has), you can use the
* register. So for your visual mode selection you would do:
Note that this can also be achieved in normal mode without entering visual mode by doing