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So I know with vimscript you could make paste not overwrite your register with this:

vnoremap p pgvy

And I've tried a few ways to get this to with with Lua such as:

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap('n', 'p', 'pgvy', { noremap = true })

But this doesn't work.

How can I get this kind of functionality with a Lua config?

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    FWIW, in modern vim :help v_P
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Aug 28, 2023 at 16:44
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    I second that recommendation :) Aug 28, 2023 at 18:00
  • Lol, well that's simple. Been wishing I could do this for years but just dealt with the "vp" functionality. Thanks!
    – Zach B.
    Aug 28, 2023 at 18:10

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I believe you should do:

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap('v', 'p', 'pgvy', { noremap = true })

The first argument is the mode:

  • n for Normal (equivalent to nnoremap)
  • v for Visual (equivalent to vnoremap)

But as Ben suggested you could also do:

vim.api.nvim_set_keymap('v', 'p', 'P', { noremap = true })

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