Advanced This wiki This wiki All wikis Advanced Search Options Select all (Main)TalkUserUser talkVim Tips WikiVim Tips Wiki talkFileFile talkMediaWikiMediaWiki talkTemplateTemplate talkHelpHelp talkCategoryCategory talkForumForum talkScriptScript talkModuleModule talkMessage WallThreadMessage Wall Greeting Articles Photos and Videos People Everything About 1,800 results for Search and replace Vim provides the:s (substitute) command for search and replace; this tip shows examples of how to substitute. On some systems, gvim has Find and Replace on the Edit menu (:help:promptrepl), however it is https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Search_and_replace Copy, cut and paste Here is how to cut-and-paste or copy-and-paste text using a visual selection in Vim. See Cut/copy and paste using visual selection for the main article. To copy into a register https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Copy,_cut_and_paste Searching This tip shows how to search using Vim, including use of* (the super star) to search for the current word. Search options are described, and the see also section links to other useful searching tips https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Searching Cut/copy and paste using visual selection Visual selection is a common feature in applications, but Vim's visual selection has several benefits. Visual selection (steps 1-3) can be performed using a mouse. https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Cut/copy_and_paste_using_visual_selection Switching case of characters You can change the case of text: Alternatively, you can visually select text then press~ to toggle case, or U to convert to uppercase, or u to convert to lowercase. https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Switching_case_of_characters Vim Tips Wiki Welcome to the Vim Tips Wiki This wiki is about Vim, an open-source, powerful and configurable text editor. We aim to exchange tips and tricks with other Vim users. Please help by improving or https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Vim_Tips_Wiki Delete all lines containing a pattern The ex command g is very useful for acting on lines that match a pattern. You can use it with the d command, to delete all lines that contain a particular pattern, or all lines https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Delete_all_lines_containing_a_pattern Undo and Redo U is not actually a true "undo" command as it does not actually navigate undo history like u and Ctrl-r. This means that (somewhat confusingly) U is itself undo-able with u; it creates https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Undo_and_Redo Folding It is convenient to temporarily fold away (hide) parts of your file, leaving only an outline of the major parts visible. This tip presents an overview of using folding. Many programming languages have a syntax https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Folding Remove unwanted spaces In a search,\s finds whitespace (a space or a tab), and\+ finds one or more occurrences. The following command deletes any trailing whitespace at the end of each line. If no trailing whitespace is https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Remove_unwanted_spaces Mapping keys in Vim - Tutorial (Part 1) Key mapping refers to creating a shortcut for repeating a sequence of keys or commands. You can map keys to execute frequently used key sequences or to invoke an Ex command or to invoke a https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Mapping_keys_in_Vim_-_Tutorial_(Part_1) Tutorial To be rewarded by the power of Vim, you will need to learn to properly drive it. Following are some simple tutorial guides for getting started. Please ignore anyone who provides advice on how to https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Tutorial Moving lines up or down Programmers often want to move a line of text up or down, or to some other position. We start by explaining the basics (cut and paste, as well as move), and show how to append https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Moving_lines_up_or_down Moving around You can save a lot of time when navigating through text by using appropriate movement commands. In most cases the cursor keys are not the best choice. Here are some basic movement commands that may https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Moving_around Open vimrc file The vimrc file contains optional runtime configuration settings to initialize Vim when it starts. On Unix based systems, the file is named.vimrc, while on Windows systems it is named_vimrc.:help vimrc You can https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Open_vimrc_file Highlight all search pattern matches When searching, it is often helpful to highlight all search hits (in a program, for example, that allows you to quickly see all occurrences of a variable). This tip shows how search highlighting is controlled https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Highlight_all_search_pattern_matches Converting tabs to spaces To insert space characters whenever the tab key is pressed, set the'expandtab' option::set expandtab With this option set, if you want to enter a real tab character use Ctrl-VTab key sequence. https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Converting_tabs_to_spaces Count number of matches of a pattern To count the number of matches of a pattern, use the substitute command with the n flag. The following shows the number of times that pattern matches text in the current buffer::%s/pattern//gn https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Count_number_of_matches_of_a_pattern Go to line There are at least three different ways to go to a particular line (line 42 for example): 42G 42gg:42CR if you have a command that execute the line under the cursor as vim command https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Go_to_line Avoid the escape key This tip discusses how to exit from insert mode without needing to press Esc. The Vi editor was originally written on an ADM-3A terminal, which had the Escape key positioned where the Tab key https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Avoid_the_escape_key Macros Recording a macro is a great way to perform a one-time task, or to get things done quickly when you don't want to mess with Vim script or mappings, or if you do https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Macros Using tab pages This tip provides an introduction to opening, navigating, and working with tab pages. In Vim, each file is loaded into a buffer, which can be displayed in any number of windows, in any number of https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Using_tab_pages Example vimrc This is a sample vimrc created in discussion with the ops and regulars of the#vim community. When starting to use Vim, either this sample or another "minimal" vimrc should be copied as a starting https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Example_vimrc Using marks A mark allows you to record your current position so you can return to it later. There is no visible indication of where marks are set. Each file has a set of marks identified by https://vim.fandom.com/wiki/Using_marks Shifting blocks visually Programmers often need to adjust indents (the amount of whitespace before the text on a line). This tip shows how it's done. 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