When you delete characters on the command line using readline commands (e.g. Ctrl-U, you can paste using Ctrl-y, but where does it get stored? It does not seem to use X11 clipboard at all.
on 03/14/2013 – Made popular on 03/14/2013
Working with clipboard can be like a hell. Sometimes Ctrl+C just don't work and if you copy some text on, say, web browser you can't normally paste in somewhere else. Especially between Terminal and other programs. Sometmies you have to paste with Ctrl+Shift+Insert sometimes Ctrl+V.
I want to find a way to do kind of a custom "paste from clipboard" action. Let's assume the content of clipboard is text for simplicity (not a file). Whenever you press Ctrl+V, it inserts that content (which is text) to a current open file which has a focus.
I have an app for catching a global hotkey. Note this is not a window application, it's a console one and it catches the hotkey globally.
This is an odd one. On a MS Access 2007 form, I am getting intermittent copy/paste keyboard shortcut problems. I will select text, hit Ctrl+C, and my text is replaced with a letter "c". I then try to undo this with Ctrl+Z, and I am rewarded with a letter "z". The same goes for pasting.
Adding URxvt.keysym.M-c: perl:clipboard:copy
URxvt.keysym.M-C-v: perl:clipboard:paste_escaped allows me to successfully copy text from urxvt to the X-Clipboard (and then paste into Chromium using ctrl-v or shift-insert). However, I'm looking for a way that doesn't require the extra step of issuing the M-v command.
I've used the command prompt, cygwin, mobaxterm in Windows. Although they do support copy-paste, the operation is usually not that straightforward. The selection of the text in the command prompt is weird, and copy-paste the text requires multiple clicks or key combination.
Yet, in mac os, for example, you can easily copy-paste in the terminal using the usual practice ctrl+C / ctrl+V.