Deleting, Yanking, and Putting in Vim

9m 57s

This lesson covers deleting, yanking, and putting in Vim, otherwise known as cutting, copying, and pasting, respectively. We cover the essential commands for carrying out those actions to allow you to move text around in Vim seamlessly. We also look at registers where deleted text is stored for future use. Finally, we will walk you through a demonstration of these actions for you to follow along with.

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for anyone who needs to edit files in a command-line environment.


If you want to follow along with the exercises in this lesson, you should have the Vim text editor installed on your computer.


If you want to follow along with the exercise(s) in this lesson, you can find the necessary resources here.


About the Author
Jason Cannon, opens in a new tab
Founder, Linux Training Academy
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Jason is the founder of the Linux Training Academy as well as the author of "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu." He has over 20 years of professional Linux experience, having worked for industry leaders such as Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, UPS, FireEye, and Nothing gives him more satisfaction than knowing he has helped thousands of IT professionals level up their careers through his many books and courses.

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