I love Vim, but I also have
Ctrl+V permanently burned into my brain.
Can we consolidate these two worlds? Yes! Mostly.
mswin.vim is distributed with Vim and offers some hints, but it brings a bit of extra baggage,
and still doesn’t behave as I’d expect. Instead, I am doing the following:
vnor <C-X> "+x vnor <C-C> "+y inor <C-V> <C-O>:set paste<CR><C-R>+<C-O>:set nopaste<CR> vnor <C-V> :<C-U>set paste<CR>gvc<C-R>+<C-O>:set nopaste<CR><ESC>
- You can cut and copy in visual mode.
- You can paste in insert mode or visual mode (replacing your selection).
- Pasting does not result in poor formatting.
Ctrl+Vstill does visual block selection.
For me, at least, this scheme offers the best tradeoffs with the least surprise.
Cut and copy are just using the
+ clipboard register, and paste is just doing
:h i_ctrl-r) in between
nopaste to preserve the text without having Vim
reformat it. Ugly, but it works.