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Old 09-13-2001, 12:06 PM   #1
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How to copy-paste on command line?


I don't know how to use my 2 key mouse to do highlight (copy)-paste on command line, just as 3 key mouse does on Unix machine. When installing my (RedHat 7.1) system, I choosed "generic PS/2 mouse and checked "emulate" box. I assume that by combining with "shift" key, the mouse could work like 3 key mouse. But It turns out not to be the case on command line.

Could any one help to solve this problem? Thanks so much in advance.

Old 09-13-2001, 02:29 PM   #2
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Its normally best to only post a question in a single forum, you'll often get better answers that way as people will expand on each others comments.


Old 01-31-2009, 02:11 AM   #3
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copy and past in terminal


just use your mouse at wanted copy place to move with left key button,

then use at place of # press shift+insert key the copied content will be pasted

try and give me how to type a command in terminal mode by invisible?

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I use gpm on a text console I select and copy the text with the left button and paste with the right button


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