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Vim: Yank to a specific buffer

Why do I have such a hard time yanking to a specific buffer…

I’m writing this to have some notesĀ  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…)
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