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Re: gvim auto copy selected text to clipboard

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  • Gary Johnson
    ... Hi Christian, Because the presence of unnamedplus trumps unnamed , I think it would be more clear if the options were described in this order. if cb
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 23, 2012
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      On 2012-04-23, Christian Brabandt wrote:
      > Hi Gary!
      >
      > On So, 22 Apr 2012, Gary Johnson wrote:
      >
      > > Case 1:
      > > clipboard=unnamedplus,unnamed,autoselect,exclude:cons\|linux
      > >
      > > Copy text from a GNOME Terminal by dragging the mouse over it
      > > with the left button held down.
      > >
      > > ":registers" shows selected text in the * register. The
      > > contents of the + and " registers are unchanged from before the
      > > copy operation.
      > >
      > > ":put" pastes the contents of the + register, not what I wanted.
      > >
      > > Case 2:
      > > clipboard=unnamed,unnamedplus,autoselect,exclude:cons\|linux
      > >
      > > Copy text from a GNOME Terminal as before. ":registers" shows
      > > the same results as before, as expected.
      > >
      > > ":put" again pastes the contents of the + register.
      > >
      > > Case 3:
      > > clipboard=unnamed,autoselect,exclude:cons\|linux
      > >
      > > Copy text from a GNOME Terminal as before. ":registers" shows
      > > the same results as before, as expected.
      > >
      > > ":put" now pastes the contents of the * register.
      > >
      > > So it appears that the only way to paste from the * register without
      > > explicitly naming it is to exclude "unnamedplus" from the
      > > 'clipboard', and that means that unnamed yanks from Vim go only to
      > > the * register and not the + register, which then means that Ctrl-V
      > > in Firefox won't paste that yanked text. That's really fine with me
      > > since I paste into X applications other than Vim with the middle
      > > mouse button, not Ctrl-V, but it's not what the OP wanted.
      >
      > That should probably be documented. Here is a doc patch:
      > diff --git a/runtime/doc/change.txt b/runtime/doc/change.txt
      > --- a/runtime/doc/change.txt
      > +++ b/runtime/doc/change.txt
      > @@ -977,6 +977,11 @@
      > current line). This always works |linewise|, thus
      > this command can be used to put a yanked block as new
      > lines.
      > + If no register is specified, it depends on the 'cb'
      > + option, if 'cb' contains "unnamed", paste from
      > + * register |quotestar|, if 'cb' also contains
      > + "unnamedplus", use + register |quoteplus|, else paste
      > + from the unnamed register |quote_quote|.
      > The cursor is left on the first non-blank in the last
      > new line.
      > The register can also be '=' followed by an optional

      Hi Christian,

      Because the presence of "unnamedplus" trumps "unnamed", I think it
      would be more clear if the options were described in this order.

      if 'cb' contains "unnamedplus"
      paste from "+
      else if 'cb' contain "unnamed"
      paste from "*
      else
      paste from ""

      In English, something like this.

      If no register is specified, it depends on the 'cb'
      option. If 'cb' contains "unnamedplus", paste from
      the + register |quoteplus|. Otherwise, if 'cb'
      contains "unnamed", paste from the * register
      |quote_star|. Otherwise, paste from the unnamed
      register |quote_quote|.

      Regards,
      Gary

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