Author: pyratebeard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2023 21:20:23 +0100
1 file changed, 17 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
diff --git a/entry/reg_5_standing_by.md b/entry/reg_5_standing_by.md
@@ -1,8 +1,14 @@
After getting the hang of [buffers](https://log.pyratebeard.net/entry/20230412-buffer_me_up.html) in [Vim](https://www.vim.org/) I looked at [registers](https://www.tutorialspoint.com/vim/vim_registers.htm).
-As with other text editors it is possible to cut (yank) and paste content. When something is yanked in Vim it is entered into a register. There are different registers available for use including the letters a-z and numbers 0-9. If a register is not specified then Vim will use the unnamed register, `"`.
+As with other text editors it is possible to cut (yank) and paste content. When something is yanked in Vim it is entered into a register. There are different registers available for use including the letters `a-z` and numbers `0-9`. If a register is not specified then Vim will use the unnamed register, `""`.
-To view registers incant
+If you have used Vim already then you have probably made use of the unnamed register any time you yanked and pasted anything. A habit I started to develop was making use of the other registers available to me.
+To yank to one of the other registers specify it with double quotes then the register before yanking. For example, to yank a word to register 5 highlight the word then incant `"5y`. To paste from a register other than the unnamed is the same except using `p` instead of `y`, for example `"5p`.
+Deleting (`d`) also invokes yank, so keep that in mind if your unnamed register doesn't contain what you're expecting.
+To view the registers incant
@@ -11,3 +17,12 @@ As with buffers I use a leader keymap in my ~/.vimrc
nnoremap <leader>r :registers<CR>
+Now I can view my registers quickly with `\r`.
+This has only been a brief overview of registers. I will touch on them a bit more in the third post of this series when I discuss macros.
+To learn more about registers incant