Vim actions are essentially just when a user uses a Vim keybind. Things like yanking and pasting are Vim actions. This is not an “offical Vim thing,” just a Hilbish thing.

The hilbish.vimAction hook is thrown whenever a Vim action occurs. It passes 2 arguments: the action name, and an array (table) of args relating to it.

Here is documentation for what the table of args will hold for an appropriate Vim action.

  • yank: register, yankedText The first argument for the yank action is the register yankedText goes to.

  • paste: register, pastedText The first argument for the paste action is the register pastedText is taken from.