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Cut/Copy brackets or parentheses on vim (in normal mode)

Terminal - Cut/Copy brackets or parentheses on vim (in normal mode)
d + %
2012-07-12 01:04:40
User: Zulu
Cut/Copy brackets or parentheses on vim (in normal mode)

We have for example :

func () {

echo FOO

echo BAR


Place the cursor under a bracket and press d + %.

It will cut everything inside and the brackets.

It let : func ()

You can copy text with y + %


There are 8 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
2012-07-12 18:13:43
Tags: vim

Put the cursor on either curly braces ( {, } ). Then press d%

The d is delete command, and % is movement command that move the cursor to another matching parentheses (or curly braces in this case). This action will delete every character that was on the way of the movement (from the first curly braces to the second).

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'd+' will cut the current line and the next line. '%' does nothing after you've already typed 'd+'.

Comment by Mozai 144 weeks and 5 days ago

If your cursor is not already on the bracket, but rather is somewhere in-between the curly brackets, you can do "da}". This is called "vim text objects" and there is a lot more you can do with these commands.

Comment by dstahlke 144 weeks and 4 days ago

And you can paste cuted text with


Comment by ilrandir 143 weeks and 4 days ago

@Mozai I don't think he meant to literally type the +. The command is "d" followed by "%" not the three symbols "d + %"

Comment by john6of6 143 weeks and 2 days ago

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