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I'm using a colour scheme which makes some text unreadable in the vim terminal. Therefore I want to alter g:terminal_ansi_colors.

:echo g:terminal_ansi_colors

This shows me the value of the variable, but I cannot select the text. What can I do to select the text, or how can I redirect the variable value to a file, a vim register or the system clipboard?

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I would do:

:redir @* | echo g:terminal_ansi_colors | redir END

It moves the output of echo g:terminal_ansi_colors to the * register.

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  • Perfect, thanks.
    – paradroid
    Nov 28, 2023 at 6:13
  • Thanks for the feedback. If the solution fit your need maybe you can accept it. It allow the question to rest ;-) Nov 28, 2023 at 6:14
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    Using setreg(), let @* = thevar, or even :put=thevar would have been simpler. Did I miss something? Nov 28, 2023 at 9:49
  • For that case it is even better indeed :-) Nov 28, 2023 at 10:18

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