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Let me make my question a little bit more clear.

I am a linux noob and still trying to get the feel on linux command line. I use tilda as my drop-down terminal.

Suppose, I enter a command in terminal and than I have to make a quick search of the result of the command's output. Let's suppose the output resulted in an error. Now, currently what I do is select the complete error and than right-click copy to copy the contents which I believe is not a effecient way.

So, while reading on internet I came accross that there is a PRIMARY CLIPBOARD feature in which whatever is under selection is copied.

My question is how do I enable this feature in my terminal(tilda or gnome) only or is this something in-built by default. If yes how to use it.

I want this feature only for my terminal and not for rest of all my applications if it is possible.

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Take a look at this question – RanRag Jun 28 '12 at 17:05

I'm not sure I understand your question, but if you just want a more efficient way to copy and paste, you can probably use ctrl+shift+c to copy from the tilda terminal to the clipboard.

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I think what he wants is that to select text he doesn't have to use right-click copy he just wants that as soon as a text block is selected using mouse it automatically gets copied and than he just had to use ctrl-v to paste the content. – RanRag Jun 28 '12 at 17:01
I think OP is talking about – RanRag Jun 28 '12 at 17:06

Any selected text is automatically copied to the primary selection (default x behavior). All you have to do is to klick the _middle_button_ (2nd mouse button) in order to copy the text somewhere else. If your mouse does not come with a middle klick, you have to configure a substitute (some key, simultanous klick of left+right mouse button, tab with two fingers on touchpad).

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You could be more elaborate how to create a substitute. Cheers. – Videonauth May 24 at 12:06

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