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Is there a way to configure the shell window to copy-paste selected text to the clipboard using the mouse buttons or keyboard shortcuts?
Is there a difference if i am running KDE/Gnome or the type of shell (sh, tsh, csh ...)?
Yeah that is true, you highlight the text and right click,
there is also another way as well, lets say you closed the shell and then came back the next day opened up the shell and didnt remember what you typed. All you have to do is press the up or down key and you will see the different lines of code that you have ever put on there. Obviously the things from the day before will be first etc.
then once you see the line of text that you want just left click and it will be typed on there for you.
you can also use this method whenever you want to run a command many times and dont want to waste your time cutting and pasting.
You can highlight text in a terminal and the right click it to select copy. The text can be pasted anywhere later on.
But isn't there a faster way to copy paste without having to go through a menu? In Windows you can select text then copy it using right click. Then, the next right click will paste the text. Surely Linux has a similar trick.
In Windows you can select text then copy it using right click. Then, the next right click will paste the text.
Certainly not the way I want it; if I right click, I expect the context menu. And I've never seen it, but I'm not a windows specialist.
After reading post #8, I think that you probably were refering to the dos-prompt. So consider above comment as not written.
It might depend on the graphical environment that you're using, but in Ubuntu (Gnome) and Xubuntu (XFCE), <ctrl><shift>C and <ctrl><shift>V are the shortcuts for copying and pasting in a terminal (check the menus).
Last edited by Wim Sturkenboom; 07-08-2007 at 10:18 AM.
I am not here to defend Linux but on a level playing field the equivalent shell in Windows is the command prompt.
you can't even use the mouse there, let alone copy and paste!
If you want to enjoy the ease and facilities available in a graphic desktop you don't go into a shell to get them!
These direction keys and mouse right right clicking business are the common standard with which you can survive from operating system to operating system. If you don't like it then you are better off sticking with the system that gives you the ease you want.
If you think life is tough in a bash shell you should try the csh, tcsh or ksh shell for a change.