d + %

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 + %

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By: Zulu
2012-07-12 01:04:40
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What Others Think

'd+' will cut the current line and the next line. '%' does nothing after you've already typed 'd+'.
Mozai · 305 weeks and 1 day 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.
dstahlke · 305 weeks ago
And you can paste cuted text with p
ilrandir · 304 weeks ago
@Mozai I don't think he meant to literally type the +. The command is "d" followed by "%" not the three symbols "d + %"
john6of6 · 303 weeks and 5 days ago

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