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69Rixter 02-19-2016 04:23 PM

Cut & paste
Afternoon All;

I havent used linux for about 9 mos. and forgot the simple 2 step procedure for cut & paste from the keyboard. I remembered you highlight the text you want but drew a blank when I went to paste in the terminal. Would someone kindly refresh my ailing memory.

Emerson 02-19-2016 04:28 PM

Middle click with your mouse will paste.

69Rixter 02-19-2016 04:36 PM

In Re: Emerson

Thanx for responding. I should have stated "keyboard commands". Using a laptop without external mouse. I should amend my thread.

frankbell 02-19-2016 09:45 PM

The standard keybindings are
  • CTRL-c to copy.
  • CTRL-x to cut.
  • CTRL-v to paste.

273 02-20-2016 05:57 AM

For terminal windows I tend to find that Ctrl+Shift+c etc. are the way it's done.
Once one gets the hang of it copying and pasting between the terminal and other applications by slipping on and off the shift key becomes second nature.

ondoho 02-20-2016 04:44 PM

terminal: shift-insert to paste.
don't know how to highlight (=copy) without mouse.
at least urxvt has some perl extensions for that.

John VV 02-20-2016 04:49 PM

as above it is the SAME as on windows( 3,95,98,me,2000,xp,vista,7,8,10) and apple
<control > +<c>
<control > +<v>

69Rixter 02-21-2016 09:02 PM


Want to THANK all who've replied. It seems "ondoho" is on the right track. I was thinking it was just one keysstroke (after highlighting), but as I said, my memory failed me.
Stay Sharp:
To highlight without using mouse: set cursor to desired text; left-click on mouse/touch pad and drag through desired text!

ondoho 02-27-2016 01:26 AM

69rixter, now you solved this, or in any case: you might want to look at a clipboard manager.

i've been using clipit for a long while, and properly set up i have full control about both clipboards (yes, there's the primary clipboard that is filled by simply highlighting text, and the secondary(?) that is filled with a distinct command, e.g. ctrl-c).

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