Accessing X Clipboard with Vim

You can access the X clipboard in Vim by using the ‘+’ buffer.

So to paste from your system clipboard into Vim use:


And to copy the current line to system clipboard use:


On Ubuntu 5.10 (“Breezy Badger”) this only works (in both vim and gvim) once you have installed gvim:

sudo apt-get install gnome-vim

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