yw VIM Command

How to use yw Command in Linux VIM editor?


yw stands for Yank a word
This command is used to copy the current word from the file to clipboard. A particular word 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 the word 'India'
  • Move the cursor to the word 'India'
  • To copy the word to clipboard
    Press yw
  • Using put command we can paste the copied content
    Press p
  • The copied content will be pasted
    yw (yank a word) Vim Command

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