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Old 04-17-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
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How to paste?


Hi,

I'm doing a fresh LFS install using 6.0 and the boot CD.

Ok, I can get it to boot, I've created my partitions, mounted them and downloaded the source files. I then cranked up the GUI (fluxbox) so I could read the book and open a console at the same time.

So far so good, I can highlight the commands in Firefox and copy them to the clipboard, but I can't figure out how to paste them into the console window. It's driving me nuts! I don't want to have to type every line and option (the scope for typos is just too big).

Can anyone tell me the key combination / whatever to paste into the console window?

Thanks,

Paul
 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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You just have to select the text in firefox and middlemouse-click in console
 
Old 04-17-2005, 07:56 AM   #3
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The linux standards are ctrl + c to copy and ctrl + v to paste. Those work for most applications. Konsole has a drop down menu for cut and paste. You didn't state which console ( there are several ) you are using. Konsole also lets me paste using shift + insert. If none of this works for you, post back and tell us which command line console you are using. I'm use someone knows what will work.
 
Old 04-19-2005, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thanks chaps!

I'm using the boot CD which uses fluxbox (not sure which console).

Anyway, turned out to be <shift>-<ins> :-)

Paul
 
Old 05-16-2005, 01:24 AM   #5
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The linux standards are ctrl + c to copy and ctrl + v to paste
This is actually a more universal standard than it is a linux standard. In every major windows...except I can't remember if that includes win 3.11..but if it does, then it also means its a good old standard that started around the DOS age..

I have no clue about the Mac, but it more than likely is there.

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Also, under linux, I believe some applications have a local copy buffer. Out of habit I do ctrl + c two times to make sure...but it seems like superstition most of the time..
 
Old 05-23-2005, 06:11 AM   #6
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Uder X:
Left mouse - select text
Middle mouse - paste text in every window you like, including every console opened as pty, under X

Under text console: mouse buttons- the same.

you can use a web browser lyke lynx, w3m, emacs, etc, to see the book, and in another text console to make paste. gpm daemon knows that.
 
  


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