Want to select everything in Vim? Just follow 3 simple steps:
- Press the
Esckey to switch to normal mode
ggto jump to the beginning of the file
Ctrl + vto enable visual mode
- Finally, press
Ctrl + Endto get to the end of the file
If I were to conclude it, first press
ggV and then
Ctrl + End and it will select everything in Vim.
Want to know everything in detail? I got you.
Step 1: Switch to normal mode (press the
Esc key )
Normal mode which is also known as command mode is necessary to select everything in Vim.
So if you were in insert or any other mode, press the
Esc key to switch to the normal mode. Even if you don't know what mods are, you can still press the
Esc key, it won't harm your system.
Step 2: Go to the beginning of the file (press
To select everything in the file, it is necessary to select everything and for that, you have to start the selection from the beginning.
For that, you can either use
gg (press the
g key twice) or
[[ and it will get you to the beginning of the file:
Step 3: Enable visual mode (press
Visual mode provides better visibility to select text in Vim which can be enabled by pressing the
Ctrl + v.
Once pressed, it will notify that Visual mode is enabled by saying
Step 4: Go to the end of the file (press
Ctrl + End)
This is the final step where all you have to do is press
Ctrl + End to get to the end of the file in Vim and it will select everything from beginning to end:
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