Today I Learned

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Execute command from register

Here’s a cool command

:nmap <leader>s :smile<CR>

If you read the above in vim, how would you execute it? You can use the system buffer or tmux copy+paste and paste it to the command line, but that seems very not-vim.

Vim has a :@ command that will execute registry contents. Just put the line into your registry with yy and then call:

:@"

This executes the contents of the default register

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