sheet Vim command: how to select a word under cursor in normal mode




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I'm looking for a Vim command to select a word under cursor in normal mode, like double-clicking by mouse. Does it exist like this?


viw does a visual select inside the word. Similarly yiw copies (yanks) the word.


You can use * and/or # to search for the word under the cursor or viw to visually select the word under the cursor.


Personally, I am prefering vaw, yaw instead of viw or yiw as a indicates around.

On the similar lines. I use

vat to select tag. va( or va{ v% to select matching closing tag. In some other places ev%

It is making more sense to me as the intention is to select the complete word not inside.

At the end, it all comes down to our personal preference.







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