How to Select All text in vim/vi editor using Keyboard

Select All Text in Vi Vim Editor

Vi/Vim is the most popular text editor for all Linux and Unix-based distributions.

Unfortunately, Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut does not work with vim, If you want to select all the text in a file you have opened on vi editors follow the below steps,

  • Press the g button twice: gg - this will take the cursor to the start of the file.
  • Now Press Shift + v to move to visual mode.
  • Now Press Shift + g to move the end of the last line of the file.

> gg Shift+v Shift+g

You can also use :1 instead of gg

:1 Shift+v followed by Shift+g

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