14073Re: how to copy into system clipboard
- Nov 17, 2013On Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:35:05 PM UTC+1, Carl Jacobsen wrote:
> Indeed, the system vim has no clipboard support/access, and copyingMany thanks, Carl. It is very helpful!
> with Cmd-C sometimes has trouble with line boundaries and certainly
> can't deal with more than a screenful, so:
> - Install and use the full GUI MacVim (it really is very nice), or,
> - Install MacVim, then run "/Applications/MacVim.app/Contents/MacOS/Vim"
> instead of "vim"; this will bring most of MacVim's goodness (including
> clipboard access and more colors for syntax highlighting) to terminal
> windows, or,
> - write your selected text to the command "!pbcopy", which will put it
> on the system clipboard (I've used This often when I find that I've
> started something in the OS-supplied vim that I want to move over to
> In the latter two cases, you can write shell commands or vim scripts
> to make the change nearly transparent.
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