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:buffers displays a list of window buffers, but suppose I dd'd a few lines (this puts them in buffers 1-9) and yanked "[a-z]yy a few others. That's up to 35 buffers I couldn't possibly keep in my head.

How do I see a list of all of my deleted and yanked buffers?

(also: is is there a different name for both kinds of buffers? it seems confusing to call two completely separate feature "buffers")

edit: the confusion arose because, for some reason, the vim tutorial I was reading calls registers "named buffers".

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0-9 and a-z are registers. You can get more information about them with :help registers.

You can see the contents of all of them by entering :reg.

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Also, the term buffer is explained in :help windows-intro and :help 22.4. – garyjohn Nov 1 '12 at 0:01
Interesting, O'Reilly's Vi and Vim calls them "Named Buffers"... with no reference to the term registers. Hence my confusion, as I had used that book for reference. Thanks. – o_o_o-- Nov 1 '12 at 0:12
@NoamGagliardi That book is mediocre at best (not the norm for O'Reilly). I highly recommend Practical Vim. – Telemachus Nov 1 '12 at 0:13

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