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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

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