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Questions tagged [cut-copy-paste]

Questions about cutting, copying, and pasting text. In Vim, "cut" is also called "delete", "copy" is also called "yank", and "paste" is also called "put".

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Copy and paste with breakindent set

I'm using breakindent to make long lines wraparound to the same indentation level as the start of the line. Unfortunately, with this setting on system copy and paste (in this case, out of the macOS ...
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How to yank a specified amount of lines in vim -E mode?

This is my first-post and question here so please be gentle (but also tell me if, it I wasn't specific enough etc...) So my questions seems rather simple to me, but still blocks me and I can't find ...
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Paste not working

File: 1111 2222 3333 4444 If I yyP on 2222, the system clipboard is pasted in, not 2222 as expected. However, :reg shows that 2222 was saved to register 0 and ". I expected it to save to th If I ...
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p (paste) but keep cursor same column

yyp pastes the current line underneath itself and moves the cursor to the start of the new line. If I start with my cursor on X: Ysiml yuipXedicious after yyp I get Ysiml yuipXedicious Ysiml ...
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Why can't I paste commands into vi?

I've been using vi for 40 years. A week ago I upgraded; Disaster struck! The upgrade was to VIM - Vi IMproved 8.0 (2016 Sep 12, compiled Mar 4 2018 23:38:28) I run this on xterm under Cygwin (...
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How to delete Chinese characters in Lisp code (solved)

EDIT. Cause of problem has been found: the problem only appears when Tamas Kovacs' Paredit plugin is enabled. I have a lisp file containing comments and strings written using Chinese chracters. The ...
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How can I overwrite a whole file with the content of another?

I have two tabs open, file1.txt and file2.txt, each with different content. How can I copy the whole content of file1.txt and overwrite file2.txt with it, resulting in both files having the same ...
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Unable to copy line with .co

Since dot (.) is the range indicator for the current line I was expecting :.co to copy the current line, but it does not do this. What am I doing wrong? In contrast :.w my_line.txt will write the ...
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Is there a text object or motion for non-comment lines are not separated from comment lines by blank lines? E.g., in git commit messages

Consider the text A B # C # D Is there a text object or motion that will select lines A and B if the cursor is on either, but not select lines C and D? ap or ip with the cursor on any of those four ...
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How do I remove first 2 characters of each even numbered line?

Suppose, I have abcd efgh ijkl mnop qrst I want to delete the first 2 character of each even numbered line. abcd gh ijkl op qrst
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yank to register a no but x ok

Why I can't yank a word to register a? Is there something special to it? I'm able to yank a word to register x by doing: "xyiw I'm checking register contents with :reg Same behavior if I vim -u ...
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How to disable bad indentation when pasting text?

I am using vim and simply want to disable auto indent when I paste text into my terminal vim session. I have tried numerous solutions including various incantations of below to ~/.vimrc: set nopaste ...
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Paste in normal mode ignores autoindent

When I paste something within normal mode, vim ignores autoindent. I copy and paste with y and p. As mentioned autoindent is on. It works fine when I manually indent or type something before pasting. ...
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Pasting from register to command line inserts ^M instead of new line

Say I want to search for multiple lines (or do anything with them in the command line). I yank some lines and enter search mode (/). I press Ctrl + r" to paste what I just yanked, but I get ^M for ...
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IPython %cpaste command freezes in Terminal mode

I try to use IPython's %cpaste to paste the clipboard content (Python code) to my Terminal which is launched via Neovim's terminal mode. However, if I paste long lines of code, it freezes, and does ...
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How to use a value stored in a variable in the command mode?

Consider the following function function! AbbreviationsOpen() "go to the first word of the last line normal G "store the word in the register named a let @a = expand('<cword>') ...
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Copy-Paste C# style function with attributes

I have the following function: [Test] public void Some_Unit_Test_Function() { // some setup-test-assert code ... // end of code } What's the 'vim' way of copying the entire function (...
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How to copy text with syntax highlighting?

Want a simple way, like notepad++ plugin: NppExport - Export to RTF, to copy selected text with syntax highlighting. Notepad++, NppExport, Export to RTF example: Select text Copy RTF Paste ...
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Vim: remember last two items highlighted, with toggle

In vim, when highlighting and replacing individual words, I use: viwy Then, I go to the next word and type: viwp The default behavior is to immediately replace the yanked word with the replaced ...
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Is visual model selection really faster than using mouse? [closed]

I don't mean to start an argument here. I am just trying to find the faster way. I have my monitor rotated 90 degrees, i.e., vertically. So when i code I can see more lines I found that using ...
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Why does VIM not copy the entire text inside the backticks in `\\sfdas\lsdfjla\` if I use `yi``

If I have a line say `\\sfdas\lsdfjla\` and I try to select the text inside the backtics using yi`, I expect that the entire text inside the backtics should be selected. However, it seems that in ...
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copy line XX and paste it below my cursor (avy / ace jump style)

I am wondering what the way of copying a line and pasting it below my cursor in vi/vim might be? Current workflow (copy line 21 and paste it below cursor): 21ggyy''p Is there something shorter like: ...
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disable clipboard: how to set clipboard option to Black hole register?

In some editing senario, I want to do a series of deleting, and do not want to clutter with the system clipboard, which I use an external program to management the history of it. The question is, ...
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Disable paste mode entirely

I get what paste mode does for you, but I have never found it particularly useful. I would like to completely deactivate it. I don't see an option to do so when looking at :help paste. However, I ...
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Better way to copy paste previous word using vim's default keyboard sequences?

Recently I have been documenting a lot of code which are usually in markdown files (.md). And I frequently come across texts where I have to retype previously written word. Like, cp file_1 file_2 mv -...
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Wrapping lines in a paragraph with header and footer lines

Say I have a paragraph like this line1 line2 line3 I want to select all and then transform like this :start line1 :end :start line2 :end :start line3 :end Don't ask me why, we have some strange ...
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How to remove a line and paste it at the beginning of a range

How to remove a line and paste it at the beginning of a range? line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 xxxxxxxx For example, here I want to remove the 5th line and paste it before the first two lines, to change ...
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How to copy content in + register from local vim to remote vim in good format?

vim1 is my local vim.vim2 is the remote vim. ssh root@remote_ip vim #it is vim2 Now some content in my vim1's + register. curl -X POST https://content.dropboxapi.com/2/files/upload \ --...
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Delete from the next character till EOL

My problem Consider the following line: I have just pasted @SrvrlessDaysTLVtlv before tlv@serverlessdays.io, and I'd like to delete anything from the small-case t till EOL. What have I tried d$ ...
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Vim, tmux, and xterm-bracketed-paste

From Terminal.app on my Mac, I SSH in to a box where I run Vim 8.0.1601. Left at that, everything works fine. But if I launch Vim from within a tmux window, go to insert mode, and then attempt to ...
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Is there any way to copy a entire function without indicating line number?

I have a file.c containing #inlcude<stdio.h> int main() { printf("Hello world\n"); } I can copy this using :2,5y. But, when the function is big enough then to know the end line of the ...
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Cut a regex matching line and paste it at another line

I am trying to edit a json file, and I need to take out the lines starting and ending with {% and %} respectively and move them to the beginning of the file. I need to do it at different places in a ...
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Copying lines in visual mode only lets me paste 2 lines

I don't really know a better way to describe this, but copying multiple lines in Visual Mode flat out doesn't work. I hit V, highlight the lines, hit y, and then it will tell me "31 lines yanked" (or ...
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Copying to clipboard with clipboard=unnamed set

In the ~/.vimrc the clipboard has been enabled: set clipboard=unnamed But after hitting v for Visual and then hitting y (yank) then escape there is no contents in the clipboard. https://www....
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Yanks/deletes (even 'large ones') not saving/shifting through numbered registers

Running Vim snapshot 73 on Mac El Capitan. This problem happens whether I use my normal setup (with .vimrc etc) or even if I run as vim -u NONE or vim -i NONE When I yank or cut a piece of text (...
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How to select/delete/yank the contents of only the current fold?

When using foldmethod=marker, how do you select or reference exactly the contents of the current fold? I want to swap the order of two folds. If they were paragraphs, I would do dap { p. However, I ...
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How to yank word from all selected lines in visual mode?

In the middle of a line, Press v and select multiple lines. How to yank the word at current cursor from all selected lines and add spaces if the word is shorter than the longest one to make copied ...
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How to yank string before a special character?

Example line: ^ some_string : other_string $. How to yank some_string before : without the spaces|tabs?
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Yank-in-word with indentation: Get/set buffer position, manipulate yank buffer

I am trying to write a command that yanks the whitespace (indentation) at the start of a line as well as yanking some other object. I have several ideas of how this could be done. Consider the ...
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Execute selection and redirect output to new buffer/tab

I want to automate something I started using. Short story is I have a file with some lines and I want to execute each line every now and then and see its' output, but I don't want it to override the ...
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Map key to paste and immediately select

I know I can select pasted text using this trick mapped to gp. That means if I paste and then want to select the pasted block, I need to say p and gp. I want to paste and immediately select that, ...
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Don't yank character with <DEL> key in normal mode

I am using NeoVim with Tmux on an Ubuntu on Windows setup. I have bound neovim's clipboard to the system clipboard by using : set clipboard+=unnamedplus and further configuration inside tmux. So far, ...
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How does vim know if register contents were from a linewise selection when pasting?

I haven't been able to find documentation on how vim knows if register contents came from a linewise-selection vs characterwise or blockwise selection. For example, given the text below: Hello there ...
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Paste link to image in clipboard when editing Markdown

I have an image on the clipboard and I want to paste it into my document as the text [](img/image1.png). Instead of first copying it to that directory, I want to do it with a single p key press in ...
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problem with copying and pasting with vim vsplit [duplicate]

background I usually split my screen in vim (using vsplit) and sometimes I show the menu tree etc.. Problem suppose I have 3 panels open (two vsplit windows and a tree browser).. when I want to ...
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Paste word on new line with indentation from current line

Using ]p in normal mode, I can paste a yanked line of text on a new line below the cursor with indentation equal to the current line. Using the :put command, I can paste a yanked word as if it were a ...
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Vim pasting yank register when opening a new file

For a few weeks, I have the strangest issue, on a single computer. On this computer, when I open a file with Vim, the yank register have a low chance of being pasted on the current position of the ...
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Is possible in vim to delete a line after a word or character?

I have this file name ... line1 name ... line 2 name ... line 3 etc I want to delete lines after the "..." sequence ,and preserve the others: is possible? The result will be name ... name ... ...
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The meaning of "= in Vim

I was solving a problem on Vimgolf (you can take a look at this) where I stumbled upon this solution. djgJ.V"=[<C-R><C-A>]<CR>pZZ Could you please walk me through the meaning of ...
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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 ...