Yank Text from Different Instances of Vim

Published at 2019-09-25

For vscode user or other text editor (except vim), this is not a big problem they just have to copy it and then paste it to the other text editor. But for vim users, this might be a problem. Because, in Vim we can’t just copy (yank) from one terminal (instance 1) to another (instance 2). So, how to do this?

First install Gvim (google it, u can do this right?). And then go to the first terminal / vim, then type this


The command above will copy / yank the text to the global cut buffer, then paste it to the second terminal / vim


as simple as that, sorry this blog post is only for my personal preference :D, so i write it down straight forward. Thanks for reading, hope this helps u out.