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Breezy copy to system clipboard in Vim

When it's time to get text processed in Vim out of your editor and onto a shiny blog post many Vim Warriors reach for the awkward "copy to system register" keyboard chord.


Worse is trying to copy the whole file:


This feat of keyboard heroism has crushed many heroes and inflicted countless RSI wounds.

It's time to slay the dragon 🐲 by adding these to your .vimrc:

" copy to system clipboard
map gy "*y
" copy whole file to system clipboard
nmap gY gg"*yG
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