You can delete a line in Vim with dd i.e. pressing the d key twice. But what if you want to delete all the lines in Vim.
You cannot do CtrlA and use Del key like you do in a regular text editor. Thataposs not how Vim works.
There is no straightforward keyboard shortcut for this. However you can use the dG keys if you are at the beginning of the file.
Here are the steps.
In short EscggdG is what you need to do for deleting all the lines of the file in Vim.
So how does this dG command works To be precise the d is for the cut action and G is for moving the cursor to the end of the file. This way dG cuts all the text from the current cursor position to the end of the file.
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