Dan Allen wrote:
> Okay, I have read just about everything I can read and I know I am just
> overlooking the answer. In xterm vim (vim running in konsole on
> Mandrake 8.0) I know that when you highlight anything in unix, it stores
> the contents to the unix clipboard and in turn the "* register, so that
> when you press the middle mouse button in vim while in --INSERT-- mode
> it pastes the current selection. However, when i do from normal mode
> "*p nothing shows up...and when I view my registers, the "* is absent.
> Now, I did this in gvim and it worked fine, so my question in, in vim,
> how do you access the unix clipboard without pressing the middle mouse
> button?? In short, when you paste, you have to first set ai! then i
> then paste then set ai...I want to make an abbreviation that does all
> this with #paste but I can't get the unix clipboard contents any other
> way. Help?
Are you using Vim 6.0? Did you read
HTH --Benji Fisher