Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2006, 09:27 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 72

Rep: Reputation: 15
copy from terminal to clipboard

I've always wondered how people copied stuff they typed into the terminal to the forums. I'm using fluxbox and aterm, and what I usually had to do was output the stream to a file, put it on my webserver, open it in firefox and then use copy and paste there to paste the stuff into linuxquestions.

dmesg > dmesg
firefox dmesg

How do people usually do this? Cause the way I do it is rather... long
Old 02-04-2006, 09:32 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2005
Distribution: xubuntu, grml
Posts: 451

Rep: Reputation: 37
i'm on suse kde and i generally do:
select the text with my mouse
middle mouse button click into this window (that pastes 'the text selected from anywhere')

/edit: <Ctrl><Shift>+Insert also pastes any text selected.

Last edited by muha; 03-21-2006 at 03:15 PM.
Old 02-04-2006, 09:39 AM   #3
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: Copenhagen
Distribution: Debian E, Vectorlinux 5.1std, Arch, Gentoo 2006.0
Posts: 576

Rep: Reputation: 30
Using aterm just hold down your left mouse button and drag it.
If you have a wheelbutton you can use it to paste the text where you want it.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clipboard Manager for quickly copy paste saurya_s Linux - Software 1 09-22-2005 09:33 AM
copy and paste not working (requested clipboard format not available) marie-p Linux - Software 1 01-23-2005 11:44 AM
Copy images from terminal ThePenguin Linux - Newbie 2 09-05-2004 12:54 PM
how do I copy a selection from xterm to clipboard? hollywoodb Linux - Newbie 1 10-06-2003 12:43 AM
copy and paste in a terminal? BmxFace Linux - General 5 06-29-2003 05:08 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration