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14073Re: how to copy into system clipboard

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  • Li Xue
    Nov 17, 2013
      On Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:35:05 PM UTC+1, Carl Jacobsen wrote:
      > Indeed, the system vim has no clipboard support/access, and copying
      > 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
      > MacVim).
      >
      >
      > In the latter two cases, you can write shell commands or vim scripts
      > to make the change nearly transparent. 
      >
      >

      Many thanks, Carl. It is very helpful!

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