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Is there an easy vim keyboard shortcut to yank a word, including its surrounding quotes? For instance I would like to yank 'my_word' from the statement below:

tmp = my_func(arg1, 'my_word')

How can I do that? I have surround plugin installed.

yi' only yanks my_word, but not 'my_word'.

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    Commented Jan 20, 2023 at 15:47

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Here are the keybindings you wanted..

  • va' selects the word(s) inside the quote
  • va) selects the word(s) inside brackets
  • va} selects the word(s) inside curly braces

And then press y to yank.

Bonus : replace v with d to delete accordingly.

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