Visual Mode – Part 2

10m 25s

In this lesson, you will learn how to use Vim's Visual Mode in order to highlight text and then perform actions on it such as delete or copy, as you would when using a mouse, even when using Vim in a non-graphical environment. You will learn a range of commands for doing so, and then we will move on to an exercise in which you can try out your newly learned skills for yourself!

Intended Audience

This lesson is ideal for anyone who needs to edit text 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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