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Old 10-30-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Copy Clipboard Between Windows XP and Ubuntu Machine


I have a Windows XP Professional machine and a Ubuntu machine and I want to somehow link their clipboards together. I have searched the forums quite exhaustively and found a lot of things involving X Windows emulation in Windows, but I'd prefer the least obtrusive option available since my Windows Machine is primarily a gaming rig and it needs all of its resources.

Any help, resources or ideas would be wonderful! Thank you in advance for the help!
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I think rdesktop can copy to and from a windows machine
Old 10-30-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Yes, RDesktop can copy between them, but that involves opening a remote desktop application on a machine every time you want to copy something. I'm curious if I can do something akin copying in Windows and having it dump the clipboard information onto the Linux machine so they share a clipboard.
Old 10-31-2007, 06:30 AM   #4
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Synergy has the ability to share a clipboard across platforms, but as a whole package, it may be more than you need.

A couple of years ago, I used a java-based clipboard across platforms, Remote Clip. iirc, it was kinda clunky, and didn't always work. You may have better results, tho'

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If you run Cygwin on the XP and then slogin into the linux machine with -Y switch, the clipboards are linked together.



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