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Old 12-04-2018, 10:57 AM   #1
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Using gpm, the cut and paste utility for the console.


Hi: after selection of a screen area (the moment I release the mouse button) the area is in the buffer. How do I transfer the buffer to say an editor buffer?
 
Old 12-04-2018, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hi: after selection of a screen area (the moment I release the mouse button) the area is in the buffer. How do I transfer the buffer to say an editor buffer?
Do your homework and read the man page:
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To select text press the left mouse button and drag the mouse.
To paste text in the same or another console, press the middle button.
The right button is used to extend the selection, like in `xterm'.

Two-button mice use the right button to paste text.
If you got a wheel mouse, pressing ON the wheel acts as the middle button (and rotating it as buttons 4 and 5).

If your editor already supports mouse presses (like vim), use ctrl-middle-button
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 06:02 PM   #3
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Hi: after selection of a screen area (the moment I release the mouse button) the area is in the buffer. How do I transfer the buffer to say an editor buffer?
You have been a LQ member since 2007. That is 11 years and you still ask questions that can be easily answered by doing research for yourself. Maybe you should read; https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...#faq_lqwelcome

Sure it is generally referenced to newbies here at LQ but you ask questions like a newbie.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 01:17 PM   #4
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Do your homework and read the man page:

If you got a wheel mouse, pressing ON the wheel acts as the middle button (and rotating it as buttons 4 and 5).

If your editor already supports mouse presses (like vim), use ctrl-middle-button
Thanks ehartman.
 
Old 12-05-2018, 02:20 PM   #5
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Hi,

You have been a LQ member since 2007. That is 11 years and you still ask questions that can be easily answered by doing research for yourself. Maybe you should read; https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...#faq_lqwelcome

Sure it is generally referenced to newbies here at LQ but you ask questions like a newbie.
OP is the definitive example of a help vampire.

OP: Please do your research before posting. I see you a lot around here, and a lot of your issues could be solved far quicker by looking into things yourself rather than going straight to a forum whenever something goes awry. You will be a better, more successful Linux user this way.

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