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Old 10-01-2005, 11:07 PM   #1
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How to copy text in Shell Console

too tedious to type long file name,
other than using * to help,
got any way i can copy text in that shell windows?
Old 10-01-2005, 11:18 PM   #2
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Highlight it with the mouse, right-click it, and go to Copy. Ctrl+C doesn't seem to work.
Old 10-02-2005, 12:00 AM   #3
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By default, when you highlight text, it's automatically "copied". You can paste it with the middle mouse button. If your mouse only has two buttons, a third button can be simulated by pressing both the left and right buttons simultaneously.
Old 10-02-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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Thanks. Very helpful
Old 10-03-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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For some reason, I am partial to shift-insert to paste text.
Old 10-03-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: How to copy text in Shell Console

Originally posted by TigerLinux
too tedious to type long file name
You can type the first few characters and use completion with [tab] so you don't have to type so much.
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Originally posted by stickman
For some reason, I am partial to shift-insert to paste text.
I was about to say that this works for commands, filenames and folder names. Very usefull!
Old 10-04-2005, 01:46 AM   #8
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square selection / vertical selection in console / terminal

Hi, I could do square / vertical selection on a very very old unix machine ,
(if I remember well),

Is this still possible in a bash terminal (console, or mandriva Konsole)?
(so then it can be cut and pasted).

I know it is possible with emacs (and kwrite I think)

(a bit out of topic)


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