How can i copy the current line under cursor in vi to the system clipboard?
I may paste the contents anywhere, in vi itself, or in shell, or in libreoffice app... And i am looking for simpler shortcuts like, one does
dd to delete the line.
If your Vim is compiled with the
+clipboard feature (check if
+clipboard appears in
:version or in
vim --version), then there are two special registers that designate the system clipboard. The register
"+ designates the clipboard, which is used by Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V. The register
"* designates the primary selection, which is used by mouse selection and middle-click to paste.
To make a deletion, yank or put command act on an alternate register, prefix it with a double quote and the register character. For example, to copy the current line to the clipboard, type
If your Vim doesn't have the
+clipboard feature, you can use an external utility to access the clipboard. You'll need Vim to have access to the X display, of course (the
DISPLAY environment variable must be set). Use the
:w command with an argument starting with
! to pipe the specified lines through a program. With xsel:
:.w !xsel -b