I would like to develop a small app in React and Nodejs that sends real-time typed text from my Nodejs/Express server to my React frontend. To do this, I would like to use socket.io.

The text data is probably stored in memory when I type in insert mode. Does anyone know how I can retrieve this data?

I would use the Vim event CusorHoldI to trigger a function to make an HTTP request to my server.

(Are there neovim Lua plugins that can make HTTP requests)?


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The most recently inserted text is in the . register (:help quote.).

You can also retrieve buffer contents with various functions like getline().

Finally, you can handle typed content specially using a :help prompt-buffer.

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