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Old 11-08-2015, 03:24 AM   #1
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How to copy and paste from Terminal to other applications?


Hi,

Is copy and paste from Terminal to other applications like Chrome or Leafpad supported? I tried a few ways (Ctrl-C, Ctrl-Insert, right-click, etc) but not working.

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Old 11-08-2015, 03:57 AM   #2
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yes, it is possible.
linux uses 2 clipboards, primary and secondary. simply highlighting the text copies to the primary clipboard. inside the terminal you canthen paste with 'Shift+Insert'. try it.
however, it doesn't carry over to your browser.
some terminal emulators have the additional 'Shift+Ctrl+C' (and '...+V') commands to use the secondary clipboard.
what terminal emulator are you using?
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:31 AM   #3
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Hi.

GUI? Otherwise:
Code:
man xsel
and\or:
Code:
man xclip
&c...

Edit\add: Oh, install GPM...
https://www.virtualbox.org/attachmen...10914/VM01.PNG

Edited again to fix link... cut\paste don't always play well with HTML LOL!

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Old 11-08-2015, 04:34 AM   #4
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I'm running Unity in Ubuntu 15.10 at the moment. Went to gnome-terminal and simply highlighted some text (in this case, $ man man). Pasted the text into a text document (using the Geany text editor) by clicking on the middle mouse button (the mouse wheel). Same thing worked for pasting the text into a web browser (Chromium).
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:43 AM   #5
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I'm running Unity in Ubuntu 15.10 at the moment. Went to gnome-terminal and simply highlighted some text (in this case, $ man man). Pasted the text into a text document (using the Geany text editor) by clicking on the middle mouse button (the mouse wheel). Same thing worked for pasting the text into a web browser (Chromium).
Good answer! Highlighting (for coping) and middle mouse button (for pasting) will work for both the directions: "from terminal to terminal" and "from terminal to external GUI" (e.g. text editor or web browser).
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 04:50 AM   #6
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yes, it is possible.
linux uses 2 clipboards, primary and secondary. simply highlighting the text copies to the primary clipboard. inside the terminal you canthen paste with 'Shift+Insert'. try it.
however, it doesn't carry over to your browser.
some terminal emulators have the additional 'Shift+Ctrl+C' (and '...+V') commands to use the secondary clipboard.
what terminal emulator are you using?
4MLinux uses xterm + aterm (strictly speaking: aterm with the "-tn xterm" option) by default.
 
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:27 AM   #7
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4MLinux uses xterm + aterm (strictly speaking: aterm with the "-tn xterm" option) by default.
i hadn't noticed that this is the 4mlinux subforum.
xterm + aterm do not use the secondary clipboard afaik.

good to know about the middle mouse click working both ways!

i usually use a clipboard manager with hotkeys...
 
Old 11-08-2015, 01:20 PM   #8
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Quote:
Is copy and paste from Terminal to other applications like Chrome or Leafpad supported?
basically the EXACT same as it is on Windows and OSX

WHY would it not be ????????

some programs might not support it but the os dose

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Old 11-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #9
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Why, when? ???

Edit\add: I like that I can copy text from almost anywhere in Linux, dialog boxes &c...

I think I missed the "not" in John's statement.

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Old 11-08-2015, 06:07 PM   #10
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Hi, other than middle mouse click, any other way to paste text?

Anyway to change the default "-tn xterm" option?



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4MLinux uses xterm + aterm (strictly speaking: aterm with the "-tn xterm" option) by default.
 
Old 01-09-2016, 09:17 PM   #11
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For those without mouse and cannot do middle click, can try start xterm using these parameters:

xterm -ls -xrm 'XTerm*selectToClipboard: true'&

then Ctrl-Insert: Copy from xterm/apps after selection
and Shift-Insert: Paste selection into xterm/apps
 
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