2.9.2 Yank Commands
Yank commands yank a text of buffer into a (usually anonymous) register.
Here the word “yank” is used in Vi's sense. Thus yank commands do not
alter the content of the buffer, and useful only in combination with
commands that put back the yanked text into the buffer.
For example, y $ will yank the text between point and the end of line
into an anonymous register, while "c y $ will yank the same text into
- y motion-command
- Yank the region determined by the motion command motion-command.
Use the following command to yank consecutive lines of text.
- y y
- Yank a line. Given n, yank n lines (
- y r
- Yank current region.
- y R
- Expand current region and yank it.