2.9.1 Delete Commands

d motion-command

Delete the region determined by the motion command motion-command.

For example, d $ will delete the region between point and end of current line since $ is a point command that moves point to end of line. d G will delete the region between the beginning of current line and end of the buffer, since G is a line command. A count given to the command above will become the count for the associated motion command. Thus, 3 d w will delete three words.

It is also possible to save the deleted text into a register you specify. For example, you can say " t 3 d w to delete three words and save it to register t. The name of a register is a lower-case letter between a and z. If you give an upper-case letter as an argument to a delete command, then the deleted text will be appended to the content of the register having the corresponding lower-case letter as its name. So, " T d w will delete a word and append it to register t. Other modifying commands also accept a register name as their argument, and we will not repeat similar explanations.

We have more delete commands as below.

d d

Delete a line. Given a count n, delete n lines.

d r

Delete current region.

d R

Expand current region and delete it.


Delete to the end of a line (vip-kill-line).


Delete a character after point. Given n, delete n characters (vip-delete-char).


Delete a character before point. Given n, delete n characters (vip-delete-backward-char).