Cut and Paste in Vim

A quick and easy guide on how to cut and paste using Vim

To cut and paste a chunk of code in Vim follow these instructions;

  • Place the cursor on the line you want to begin cutting.
  • Press V to select the entire line, or v to select from where your cursor is.
  • Move the cursor to the end of what you want to cut, using h,j,k, or l
  • Press d to cut it, or y to copy it.
  • Place the cursor where you would like to paste your copied stuff.
  • Press P to paste it before your cursor, or p to paste it after the cursor.

You can cut and paste between buffers.

And that is it! Now you can cut or copy and paste in vim!


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