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How do I use the system clipboard with Vim in Arch Linux? [duplicate]

I am using Vim on Arch Linux through urxvt. Since there is no "Ctrl-V" or "Ctrl-Shift-V" support in urxvt, there is no way for me to paste things I have copied from my browser (let's say) into my vim ...
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how to yank from vim to system clipboard? [duplicate]

I'm using the latest version of vim 8.2.148 on the latest version of arch linux 5.5.6-arch1-1 with the latest version of Openbox window manager version 3.6.1. I have written a document in vim and ...
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How to paste from an external source on VI/VIM [duplicate]

I'm using VI right now to create a php file in AWS. I wanted to know if there was any way I could paste (as in copy/paste) an array from another file into my VI on PuTTY. The program is supposed to ...
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Can't yank into * or + registers [duplicate]

I'm trying to yank to the system clipboard on Ubuntu 14.04. I can't yank into the + or * registers, though. Every time I visually select my text and type "*y or "+y the indicator on the bottom right ...
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How to copy text to clipboard in visual mode? [duplicate]

I ran the following sequence of commands: V10j ⌘ c but it seems like this doesn't copy the ten lines to my clipboard. So how can I do this?
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vimscript: how to get selected text in a register in normal mode? [duplicate]

I am trying to get the mouse selected text in a register in normal mode. If the selection is a substring, only the selection should be copied, not the complete word. Currently the script has: normal!...
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1 answer
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How to merge OS'es clipboard with Vim's one? [duplicate]

How can I merge OS clipboard and Vim's one? I want them to be the same, so that I don't have to use "*y or "*p or "*d, instead just y, or p or d. How can I do that?
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How can I reliably copy and paste between vim and other programs? [duplicate]

I have a hard time just copying and pasting between vim and other programs (firefox, chrome, gnumeric) as well as other instances of vim. Normally I try to copy/yank with "+y and paste with "+p. ...
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System clipboard not working via ssh [duplicate]

I work on a remote server and would like to yank stuff to the server's clipboard. However "+y gives me an error flash (visual terminal bell) and when quitting vim, I can't paste in the terminal. ...
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How to always paste to clipboard? [duplicate]

I am searching for an option to always paste to the system clipboard when using any kind of yank action, because I want to use Vim as the scrollback buffer for Kitty. I have already tried clipboard=...
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Ctrl+Ins keybinding won't work in Vim, does in gVim? [duplicate]

I have the following in my .vimrc (I don't recall where I found the original): " Cut, Copy, Paste vnoremap <S-Del> "+x vnoremap <C-Insert> "+y If I use Shift+Cursor keys to ...
Roger Lipscombe's user avatar
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Vim yank and paste via a shared file [duplicate]

I posted this question on StackOverflow first, as I did not know about "Vi and Vim beta". How to augment Vim yank and paste, so when I yank, Vim writes the content to a file? When I paste, it uses ...
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Why cant i use `"+` in vim? [duplicate]

Previously, whenever I typed "+yy in vim, it yanked a line to the system clipboard. I reinstalled the OS again, and, when I try to do the same now the input disappears after entering +. Steps: I ...
Machine Yadav's user avatar
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How to find out the default system copy register? [duplicate]

I want to know how to find the default copy register on any machine. I ssh into different machines and use vi. But on some of them the "+ and/or "* registers don't work. Also when I can use my mouse I ...
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No + or * register on Linux (accessed via SSH from macOS)? [duplicate]

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 and Vim 8.2. I'm trying to figure out how to access either the * or + clipboard on Ubuntu but it seems like it doesn't exist? After doing "*yy and "+yy on lines of ...
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How to set system cut-buffer clipboard as default in vim? [duplicate]

I usually want to share my clipboard between vim and other applications (like a web browser) so that I can yank/paste the information easily. So questions, How do I set the default behavior of vim ...
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Problem copying form vim to system clipboard [duplicate]

I usually do this with "*y (from visual mode), but on the linux box I'm working with (lubuntu) when I press * after " in visual mode, vim doesn't insert * (it just ignores the whole "*). If I check * ...
Jorge Lopez's user avatar
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How to get vim to use the same register as X? [duplicate]

I would like to be able to yank and paste text from and to X clipboard (webbrowser, email client etc), is there an easy way to fuse the registers to have a single clipboard ?
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Copy/paste across terminals in nvim? [duplicate]

How do you copy/paste a piece of text across different terminals in nvim (neovim)?
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How to remap copy and pasting to keyboard [duplicate]

I'm trying to remap the current keybindings to make it simpler for yanking and pasting but it doesn't work. Some of my ~/.vimrc noremap <Leader>Y "*y noremap <Leader>P "*p ...
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I Have a Problem with Premature Yanking

If I've already yanked 37 lines, is there a way to send them to the clipboard without having to select them again? I need to move those yanked lines into a GUI application.
Lonnie Best's user avatar
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7 answers
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How can I copy/paste new text without auto-indentation at every new line?

How I paste now: Right-click/Copy or simply highlight. Right-click/Paste or Middle Click or CTRL+SHFT+V Indents appear at increasing intervals: 0, 2, 4, 6, + Question at hand: From prior research, ...
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How to copy across terminals?

I'm using Linux system. Two vims are opened in two terminals. Now I'd like to copy text from A to B. One way to do so is to select text in A, use mouse to copy, then switch to B, in the insert mode, ...
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How do I get +clipboard support in Fedora 20?

It seems to me that neither "+p nor "*p works for me. How can I know if my Vim is installed and set up properly to make them available? And if it's not set up, what can I do to set it up? I'm running ...
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Copy the full path of current buffer to clipboard

Is there a quick way to copy the full path of current buffer to system clip board or some register? :put=expand('%:p') then use other copy commands(like dd) works but the typing is a little long.
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How do I copy and paste between two Vim instances - shared clipboard?

I use gnu screen and I run vim file1.txt and vim file2.txt in two windows. How can I copy part of the text from file1.txt and paste it to file2.txt without using temporary files or opening two files ...
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Difference between "* and "+ registers in +clipboard VIM?

"*p and "+p seem to behave the same. I tried :help "*, but it's talking about mouse selection, and :help "+ tells me There are three documented X selections: PRIMARY (which is expected to ...
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In neovim, how can I share registers between editor instances?

I know that vim had the client/server divide that allowed register sharing between different vim clients, but how do you achieve the same thing in neovim? It doesn't support the client/server flags. I ...
Christopher Waldon's user avatar
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1 answer
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How can I copy over an ssh session without +clipboard?

On my local computer, I have the following in ~/.vimrc, which allows me use to the mouse (e.g. to select text) and to copy to the system clipboard with Ctrl+c. set mouse=a vnoremap <C-C> "+y ...
Sparhawk's user avatar
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Define custom commands for the * and + registers

If I'm using a build of Vim with the xterm_clipboard feature then the system clipboard content is available through the + register. If the build I'm using doesn't have this feature, can I make the "+ ...
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Can Vim add to the X11 clipboard or primary buffers without an external utility?

We can copy to both the + and * registers, but this doesn't actually copy the content to X's memory (apparently). If you copy something from Vim using the * or + registers and quit Vim, poof! There's ...
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Compiling Vim from source just enabling clipboard

I have a Debian 7.0 with gnome, and I am fully satisfied with the standard vim version installed on it, except for the lack of +clipboard and/or +xterm_clipboard. I got the sources using mercurial, ...
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Paste clipboard shortcut in vimrc

I know that I can paste the clipboard in by by typing ctrl-shift-v. The problem is that this is a very counterintuitive shortcut. It requires me to move my hand in a very uncomfortable way. I would ...
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Make vim support the Windows clipboard

I've found a lot of information online about this for Linux-Vim but not for the Windows-Vim (not gvim). Whenever I try to copy and paste something in Vim (using y and p), the copies I make do not ...
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How could I enable vim clipboard without sudo and x11 installed?

I am given an account on a new server these days. The new server does not have x11 install, neither do I have sudo. So I cannot install system packages, and I cannot compile with the option -with-x. ...
coin cheung's user avatar
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1 answer
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How to copy long line from terminal buffer as it is without adding new lines?

I wanted to copy a public key from one machine to the other. I opened up vim and had two terminal buffers - one for each machine. In the terminal in which I had the first machine I went into normal ...
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Vim says I don't have solarized colorscheme whereas I have that

Vim gives me this error :- Error detected while processing /home/piggy/.vimrc: line 23: E185: Cannot find color scheme 'solarized' Press ENTER or type command to continue But I can change to ...
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3 votes
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copy-paste selection locally when editing files on remote headless server

When connected to a remote headless Linux server via SSH, I want to be able to do 3 things: select text using the mouse and copy the selection into my local X clipboard paste from local X clipboard ...
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How can I use tmux for copying if I can't access the system clipboard?

I'm testing out using vim with tmux. One thing that I could do with vim with a split window is yank text from one buffer and paste it into the other. This no longer works when I have vim buffers in ...
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:'<,'> Vs :'>,'>, what do these range arrows in vi visual mode mean?

I am trying to copy the selected text from vim into system clipboard. In visual mode, i pressed :, and the command prompt string changed as, :'<,'> Running :'<,'> !tee >(xsel -b) added :...
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Can visual select mode be integrated with the Unix selection clipboard?

Is it possible to configure vim (obviously with :set mouse=a) and/or gvim such that the visual selection modes automatically integrate with X's selection buffer? I am aware of how to setup the copy ...
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"Copy" is greyed out in the Terminal menu after "Select All" in "VIM embedded in Terminal"; VIM copy does not work. How to copy the full file text?

I have set VIM as the default editor in the Terminal. I changed the ~/.bashrc: export VISUAL=vim export EDITOR="$VISUAL" You can also set the default editor only for git: git config --...
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Copy all text in Vi and then paste it to another application on another system

I connect to Linux server via SSH using Putty terminal. I open a file with Vim and press ggVGy in order to select all text and copy it. But when I try to paste the copied text to Windows Notepad, it ...
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4 votes
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Set paste mode when at beginning of line but auto-indent mode when anywhere else on the line?

As per other questions, most of us know that if we want to enter paste mode we can toggle :set paste and :set nopaste. And for auto-indenting we can :set autoindent. However, I was thinking today, I ...
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1 vote
1 answer
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Choices for pasting

In my local PC I use p in Vim command mode for pasting and it works fine and the :echo has('clipboard') returns 1. But, in the cluster I am working p in command mode, which just inserts a 0 instead of ...
Dimitris Tsiaousidis's user avatar
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Vim only sometimes choosing to copy to system keyboard

I have the following situation. If I open a file in Vim, say by running vim myfile.tex, select something in visual mode, and do "+y, it is in the system clipboard as one would hope. If however I ...
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