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Why do I have such a hard time yanking to a specific buffer…
I’m writing this to have some notes to go back to.
To yank (copy) to a specific buffer, do the following:
- Press ESC to get to command mode
- Press v to get a visual view of the selected text, move around as per usual to mark more lines, word, paragraphs, etc
- Press “a to choose buffer a to hold the yanked text (That’s double quote, followed by an a. Replace a with b to yank to buffer b, etc…)
Just a quick mentioning of some Bash hot-keys to make your life easier.
I use Vi/Vim as my editor, but prefer the Emacs hot-keys which is default in the Bash shell.
You can actually shift between Vi and Emacs hot-keys by executing:
The following hot-keys all work in Emacs mode:
|Key||Effect and memory hook|
|ctrl-l||clear the screen, lose all previous output|
|ctrl-c||abort current line (or the running process)|
|ctrl-r||search in history while typing|
|ctrl-e||jump to the end of the line|