Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239966
Vim buffer too short
Last modified: 2008-02-25 11:08:31 EST
Description of problem:
vim cut and paste buffer is limited, I used vim in another distributions and it
is not limited, at least not with a small value like the one in fedora. I think
it is dangerous for developers that cut and paste, since the paste isn't the
same as the cut, resulting in LOST OF DATA.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.select a 'big' region of text (100 lines +/-)
Lost of data in the paste
The paste should be the same as the cut, respecting user data.
Additional info: Using fedora 6 with updates
The status in f8:
I can cut and paste big regions like 10000 lines in the same file
but if I cut 10000 lines of one file, close it and open another file, when I
try to paste the region it only pastes 50 lines.
Do you know if it is a buffer configuration issue at compilation or
configuration, or a vim limitation?
I did a little research on the subject and nothing appears, I'm starting to
doubt it but I think I was able to paste a more large region between files.
this looks like a limitation of vim when it is compiled without xterm_clipboard
Workaround: use gvim or gvim -v and the special yank buffer *
(type :h clipboard for some help about this buffer)