Ctrl+V: Paste

We previously mentioned Cut (Ctrl+X) and Copy (Ctrl+C), commands which take selected text and move or copy the selected text into the clipboard.

Once you’ve put something on the clipboard, you can paste it at the cursor location with Ctrl+V. You can press this multiple times, and each time a new copy is inserted. (If you have selected text when you paste, then the selected text is replaced with whatever is being pasted.)

(You can also use Shift+Delete to cut and Shift+Insert to paste in most applications, but be careful since Shift+Delete has a different behavior when working with files that we’ll discuss later.)

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