vim tricks

Here are some tricks in everyone’s favorite editor, vim.

In command mode

To indent a file:


To indent between matching brackets (go over the bracket)


To copy to the X clipboard or Windows clipboard using the keyboard (as opposed to the vim clipboard)
I normally highlight the text using ‘v’ to go into visual mode and then

To copy to the X clipboard, I’ve found it can be easier than the crossed out jazz to set your terminal short cuts . I tend to use CTRL+SHIFT+C for copy, CTRL+SHIFT+V for paste. This also has the advantage of working regardless of editor.
These can be handy!

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