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copy and paste

  • dd cut the line where the cursor is
  • p paste the text after the line where the cursor is

How to Exit

  • :q[uit] Quit Vim. This fails when changes have been made.
  • :q[uit]! Quit without writing.
  • :cq[uit] Quit always, without writing.
  • :wq Write the current file and exit.
  • :wq! Write the current file and exit always.
  • :wq {file} Write to {file}. Exit if not editing the last
  • :wq! {file} Write to {file} and exit always.
  • :[range]wq[!] [file] Same as above, but only write the lines in [range].
  • ZZ Write current file, if modified, and exit.
  • ZQ Quit current file and exit (same as ":q!").

Editing a File

  • :e[dit] Edit the current file. This is useful to re-edit the current file, when it has been changed outside of Vim.
  • :e[dit]! Edit the current file always. Discard any changes to the current buffer. This is useful if you want to start all over again.
  • :e[dit] {file} Edit {file}.
  • :e[dit]! {file} Edit {file} always. Discard any changes to the current buffer.
  • gf Edit the file whose name is under or after the cursor. Mnemonic: "goto file".

Inserting Text

  • a Append text after the cursor [count] times.
  • A Append text at the end of the line [count] times.
  • i Insert text before the cursor [count] times.
  • I Insert text before the first non-blank in the line [count] times.
  • gI Insert text in column 1 [count] times.
  • o Begin a new line below the cursor and insert text, repeat [count] times.
  • O Begin a new line above the cursor and insert text, repeat [count] times.

Inserting a file

  • :r[ead] [name] Insert the file [name] below the cursor.
  • :r[ead] !{cmd} Execute {cmd} and insert its standard output below the cursor.

Deleting Text

  • <Del> or x Delete [count] characters under and after the cursor
  • X Delete [count] characters before the cursor
  • d{motion} Delete text that {motion} moves over
  • dd Delete [count] lines
  • D Delete the characters under the cursor until the end of the line
  • {Visual}x or {Visual}d Delete the highlighted text (for {Visual} see Selecting Text).
  • {Visual}CTRL-H or {Visual} When in Select mode: Delete the highlighted text
  • {Visual}X or {Visual}D Delete the highlighted lines
  • :[range]d[elete] Delete [range] lines (default: current line)
  • :[range]d[elete] {count} Delete {count} lines, starting with [range]

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