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How to make vi-mode bindings in terminal copy to clipboard

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If I want to yank my last command I can UP yy, but this does not copy to the system clipboard.

How do I configure my terminal to copy to the system clipboard so I can paste into other programs?

I am using zsh, but an answer for bash and zsh would be thorough and appreciated.

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I don't know if this is universal or specific to my setup (zsh, GNOME Terminal, Xorg), but using "+yy (double quote, plus, Y, Y) instead of just yy works for me.

Note this is the same command used within Vim itself to copy to the main clipboard instead of a Vim-internal register, so it makes sense for this to work in ZSH as well.

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Sounds very promising, but not working for me (X, st terminal, zsh). Even so, I'd like to map this be... (1 comment)

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