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How To Select All In Vim/Vi Editor? [VI/VIM select all]

Do you want to select all in VIM/VI Editor? This article will help you with VI/VIM Select Command

28 Mar, 22 by Susith Nonis 3 min Read

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An editor that allows for faster text editing, and with a powerful and highly customizable command-line tool is known as vim editor. Bram Moolenaar created Vim editor, which is recognized as a developer's editor, as it enables major file formats. Depending on our demands, we can use the other plugins which are available in Vim. this article will give you a brief understanding of how to select all in vim editor.

In Vim or Vi, you wish to select all of a file's content. In a command-line editor, the mouse pointer cannot be used to select any or all of the information. To pick all of a file's content from beginning to end, you should use the select all command.

it allows you to select all in vim of a file's content. To go to normal mode, hit the ESC key first. Then, using the gg keys, we'll jump to the beginning of the file. Then, with the V key, enable the visual mode, and last, with the G key, choose from the beginning to the conclusion of the file. In a nutshell, the key sequences of the Linux command below may be used to Vim select all.

ggVG

There is a different way to select and copy all data. The yy instruction is used to yank or copy the current line, but we may pick and duplicate all lines by specifying the line count. We'll give you a huge amount of 99999 to choose from and copy. To begin, use the ESC key to return to normal mode. Then use gg to return to the beginning of the file. To copy to the end of the file, use the 99999yy command. this command is also listed in our vim cheat sheet article.

99999yy

There is one more different way to pick and copy all data. The yy instruction is used to yank or copy the current line, but we may pick and duplicate all lines by specifying the line count. To begin, use the ESC key to return to normal mode. Then use gg to revert to the file's start. The last command y$ to copy from the current cursor point, the file's beginning, to the file's end.

$yy

Hence, by following the above three methods, you can select all in Vim editor and carry out the required task. This will help you to reduce the efforts to select the whole document if the file size is too huge and help in improving your performance efficiency. If do you know any other vim select all commands then share with us from the comment box.

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Susith Nonis

I'm fascinated by the IT world and how the 1's and 0's work. While I veture into the world of Technology I try to share what I know in the simplest way possible. Not a fan of coffee, a sweet addict and a self accredited 'master chef'.