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Old 12-26-2015, 06:27 AM   #1
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copy/paste between browser and terminal


Hi

How does one copy text from eg Firefox and paste it into the terminal?

I need to run this command:

wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/s...83_x32.tar.bz2

Thanks
 
Old 12-26-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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Copy using "Ctrl + C" and paste in terminal using "Ctrl + Shift + V"
 
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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copy/paste between browser and terminal

To copy and past in terminal try adding shift to the combo ctrl + C/V/X

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Old 12-26-2015, 07:59 AM   #4
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Are talking after you have dropped out to a terminal or just some gui terminal? If the gui kind I just highlight with mouse and then press the scroll button in the terminal window
 
Old 12-26-2015, 01:17 PM   #5
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Thanks for the answers. What I mean is to paste in the shell (ctrl alt f3).

Is it possible to do that?
 
Old 12-26-2015, 01:27 PM   #6
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What I mean is to paste in the shell (ctrl alt f3).
That's a console.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 03:04 AM   #7
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Thanks for the answers. What I mean is to paste in the shell (ctrl alt f3).

Is it possible to do that?
Not that I am aware of as you are leaving the environment where the copy was performed, so the console would have no knowledge
of any previous key strokes or the like.
I think your best option would be to paste what you need into a text file and then open it once you are at the console.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 06:39 AM   #8
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Thanks for the answers. What I mean is to paste in the shell (ctrl alt f3).

Is it possible to do that?
no.

however, there's no reason to leave your graphical environment to perform a wget.
you can even do it through your browser; it only donloads the file.
 
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:55 AM   #9
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Why do some people say "no"?!?!?

Yes.
I do it all the time.

I run Sparky and MINT at home right now, and have run many others. Copy/paste does nto always work the SAME, but it always works. (for me)

If your window has a edit menu option, you may need to use that in some applications, depending upon the xWindows, but generally the key bindings work.

Experiment. It is FUN.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 07:08 AM   #10
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I don't know if it's just me that does this, but I have to 'build' my clipboard in a file.
I make heavy use of bash_history and echo and redirect to a file, for use in a console,
regardless if I have a GUI session running or not. The console is well, the console.


GUI tools on a "server" is a foreign idea in my mind. But console is console! Ta Da...!
Use this:
Code:
echo "wget http://c758482.r82.cf2.rackcdn.com/sublime_text_3_build_3083_x32.tar.bz2" > ~/getrackcdn
Then in a console use:
Code:
sh /path/to/getrackcdn
It will execute the file and download in the directory from which it ran and damn easier to remember too.

Last edited by Habitual; 12-27-2015 at 07:09 AM.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #11
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Yes.
I do it all the time.
my "no" was in answer if copy/paste works in a non-gui console/tty, which op described as "shell", but the added (ctrl-alt-f3) explains it.

if copy/paste indeed works from a running Xsession into a different tty, i'd be genuinely interested how?
 
Old 12-29-2015, 10:37 AM   #12
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Ok thanks

I'm still not sure how I would for example run this command to download rpm:

Code:
su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm'
Do I need to type it into the console or is there a faster way?

Thanks

Dawie

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Old 12-29-2015, 10:53 AM   #13
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Highlight it with your mouse, then middle click (with the scroll wheel) in the terminal emulator.

Or highlight it with your mouse, press Ctrl+C, then go to the terminal emulator, and press Ctrl+Shift+V.

If you truly are working in a tty rather than a terminal emulator, then you can't directly copy-paste between X and the tty. You'd probably copy/paste it into a file using the terminal emulator, then switch to the tty and execute the file as a script, though it's very rare that you'd be working in X and a tty at the same time...

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Old 12-30-2015, 02:43 AM   #14
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For me I just copy in normal way then move mouse cursor to terminal window right click & select paste. I use Mint, don't know if it works differently in other distro's but it works fine for me.
 
Old 12-30-2015, 04:19 AM   #15
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I'm still not sure how I would for example run this command to download rpm:

Code:
su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm'
Do I need to type it into the console or is there a faster way?
according to your thread title, you copy this command from the web browser?
and then you want to switch to a non-graphical tty and execute that command?

ok, here's how:
Code:
echo "su -c 'dnf install http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-$(rpm -E fedora).noarch.rpm'" > somefile
(of course you could also create "somefile" with a graphical text editor, but why complicate things?)

now change to a tty, and execute:
Code:
source ./somefile
 
  


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