11549Re: Copy after vim line folding loses newlines
- Jul 17, 2010On 16 July 2010 21:56, J. Lewis Muir wrote:
> Using Vim in a Terminal window, when I perform line folding on a textA patch to (properly) support copy&paste in console Vim on OS X was
> file containing long lines, then select and copy the text (i.e. use a
> normal Mac OS X mouse drag selection followed by Command-C), some
> newlines are lost in the copy! Is there a way to fix this?
> I created a short 24 second screen video showing this behavior at
> Here's how to reproduce the problem:
> 1. Edit the attached genesis-kjv.txt with Vim (/usr/bin/vim) in a
> Terminal window
> 2. Fold the lines to be no longer than 70 characters by typing the
> following commands (<return> means press the Return key):
> :set tw=70<return>
> 3. Select with the mouse the two paragraphs starting at the top left and
> dragging to the end of the last sentence of the second paragraph
> 4. Press Command-C to copy the text
> 5. Open a second Terminal window (Command-N) and start a new Vim session
> 6. In Vim in this second Terminal window, enter Insert mode by typing
> the following command:
> 7. In this second Terminal window, press Command-V to paste the copied
> Expected Result:
> I expected to see what I copied (thirteen lines making up the two
> paragraphs with a blank line in between) pasted into the second Terminal
> Actual Result:
> I get four lines with many of the newlines having been lost. The
> attached genesis-kjv-result.txt shows this.
> I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8 (Intel) and Vim 7.2.108 (which comes with
> Mac OS X at /usr/bin/vim).
> Other comments:
> I tried this with Vim 7.2.444 installed via MacPorts and had the same
> problem. I tried this with iTerm 0.10 and had the same problem. I
> tried this with MacVim <http://code.google.com/p/macvim/> 7.2 stable 1.2
> and it worked fine.
merged with the 7.3 branch only days ago. You can download and build
from source (using hg  or git ) or wait for 7.3 to be released.
(When you try it out, note that you have to use "*y and "*p to
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