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Old 11-28-2006, 11:47 PM   #1
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Clipboard manager

On my family's computer I dual booted ZenWalk, which used to only have XFCE4. I got along with it fine even though my DE of choice is GNOME. One of the features I liked about XFCE4 was the clipboard manager. I used that pretty much on a daily basis. I was wondering if anybody actually found a clipboard manager that worked in other environments, especially gnome. I've tried gcm, but apparently I didn't point the prefix to the correct place. This is what I did:
# whereis gnome
gnome: /user/share/gnome
# ./configure --prefix=/usr/share/gnome
# make && make install
# exit
$ gcm
bash: gcm: command not found
Then I tried glipper, and that was even worse:
# ./configure
./configure: line 5784: syntax error near unexpected token 'config.rpath'
./configure: line 5784: '    AC_REQUIRE_AUX_FILE(config.rpath)'
Am I doing something incorrectly?
Old 11-29-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Well, as for gcm, it looks to me like it simply installed to a place that isn't in your $PATH. The command is probably there, but bash simply can't find it automatically.

Since you used --prefix=/usr/share/gnome, I'm guessing that you'll find it in there. Once you can confirm that it's there and working you can either add that directory to your path, or simply create a shortcut to it in /usr/bin or somwhere that is in your path.

I've been wishing for a good clipboard history manager for Linux since I started using it. There are so many good ones for Windows, it just boggles my mind that nobody's bothered to create anything really useful for this platform. gcm and klipper don't make the grade in my opinion.


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