Vim registers - how to use Vim multiple clipboards feature

Using registers in Vim is like having a [large] number of clipboards where you can copy and paste from whenever you want. Here is how to use that feature.

Just prepend "[register_name] to your regular copy/paste command. A register_name could be anything (any letter or number).


  • Vim copy current line to the register w
  • Vim paste from w register
  • Vim copy selection to the register w. First select some text in e.g. visual mode.