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Old 02-19-2016, 03:23 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-19-2016, 03:28 PM   #2
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Middle click with your mouse will paste.
 
Old 02-19-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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Thanx for responding. I should have stated "keyboard commands". Using a laptop without external mouse. I should amend my thread.
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Old 02-19-2016, 08:45 PM   #4
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The standard keybindings are
  • CTRL-c to copy.
  • CTRL-x to cut.
  • CTRL-v to paste.
 
Old 02-20-2016, 04:57 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2016, 03:44 PM   #6
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terminal: shift-insert to paste.
don't know how to highlight (=copy) without mouse.
at least urxvt has some perl extensions for that.
 
Old 02-20-2016, 03:49 PM   #7
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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>
 
Old 02-21-2016, 08:02 PM   #8
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THANX:

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:
Rick
P.S.
ondoho
To highlight without using mouse: set cursor to desired text; left-click on mouse/touch pad and drag through desired text!

Last edited by 69Rixter; 02-21-2016 at 08:10 PM. Reason: correction
 
Old 02-27-2016, 12:26 AM   #9
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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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