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Old 09-25-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Debian Sarge RC1 Kernel
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Ctrl+C Confirmation

Hi I have a problem. I have to do long series of commands that take literally hours in the Terminal on Debian, and my problem is that evil WIndows taught me that Ctrl+C was for copy and paste. So, that doesn't work well in the Terminal at all.

Is there any way to make it so I must hit it twice or have to say y or something before Ctrl+C exits the program? After wasting literally 4 hours from this its starting to get to me.

Old 09-25-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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if u use konsole u have a paste/copy with your right mouse button.
and u can copy line from pretty much anywhere else (let say your internet browser or a text file to the konsole too...)
Crtl+C in linux is to kill.
if i understood well wath u meant this should be ur solution.
Old 09-25-2004, 06:49 PM   #3
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No, I know that. I know how to do it properly, and I do it all the time. Its just when I'm taking a break or something I'll think I should save a copy of the screen and I'll just hit it wrong. Otherwise when I'm awake I'll know it and stop myself.

Anyway, I know how to do it right. Please only reply if you have a suggestion how to stop me from hitting Ctrl+C by accident. 5 Years of using Windows has unfortunately started my habit. And I don't really have time to break it right now. A simple way to make myself see that I did it wrong and say Cancel and go about my business.



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