I have been trying to make this command into a function which gets called by command, but I am not having much luck with it.

" Clear registers
command! WipeReg for i in range(34,122) | silent! call setreg(nr2char(i), []) | endfor

The aim is to add this:

if has ('nvim')

I use both Neovim and Vim and I can't remember these commands. Whenever use this WipeReg command I always have to refer to my notes to make the register clearing persistent. It would be much more convenient to have it included within the WipeReg command.

  • I don't know about Neovim, but you can tell Vim to not persist registers with set viminfo+=<0, so you would only need to do that cleanup once.
    – romainl
    Commented Jun 19, 2023 at 7:43

1 Answer 1


I would try that:

function! WipeReg()
  for i in range(34,122)
    silent! call setreg(nr2char(i), [])
  if has ('nvim')

command! WipeReg call WipeReg()
  • 1
    Oh, I was so close. Thanks.
    – paradroid
    Commented Jun 19, 2023 at 7:25
  • Thanks for the feedback :-) Always a pleasure to help. Commented Jun 19, 2023 at 7:27
  • In recent Vims (8.1+, maybe?), you shouldn't often need the bang on command or function
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jun 20, 2023 at 15:15
  • 1
    8.1.0573 @D.BenKnoble; I still type it out of habit though as 15 years of that is hard to kill 😅 Commented Jun 23, 2023 at 18:09

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