Copy Multiple words VIM Command

How to use Copy Multiple words Command in Linux VIM editor?


y<count>w stands for Yank Multiple words
This command is used to copy the N number of words along with the current word to clipboard. The words can be pasted where ever necessary.




  • Open the file test.txt using the command
    $ vim test.txt
  • We can notice the text in the file.
    Hiox India
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  • Let us see how to copy multiple words from the file.
  • Move the cursor to the word 'India'
  • To copy 2 words to clipboard
    Press y2w
  • Using put command we can paste the copied content
    Press p
  • The copied content will be pasted
    Copy Multiple Words (ymw) Vim Command

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