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We use Ctrl+V to paste stuff from clipboard, but this is not working on terminal window.

What is the keyboard shortcut to paste on the GNOME terminal?

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Ctrl-Shift-C and Ctrl-Shift-V are the respective shortcuts. Another thing that also works with Linux (in general): if you mark a fragment of text, without any shortcut, you can paste it in by clicking the middle mouse button. – January Oct 18 '12 at 12:27

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Have you tried using Ctrl + Shift + V

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Why not just Ctrl + V ? I dont get it... – user1767754 Jun 1 at 16:06
doh... could have saved me so much time – tobi Aug 1 at 17:56
@user1767754 This shortcut is already used by most terminals to indicate that the next key should be inserted literally. This allows for example to insert a raw Tab character into terminal. – Janek Warchoł yesterday

You have to use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste into a terminal. Copy is similar; use Ctrl+Shift+C to copy from a terminal.

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Following tradition, some Ctrl+(letter) shortcuts are mapped to entering control characters (…) in the terminal. That's why we cannot use them for copy and paste. The shortcuts can be overridden in Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts..., but especially Ctrl+C is useful to keep assigned to the control character ETX, which is used to interrupt the current command. – Arild Aug 3 '14 at 12:13

Ctrl+Insert for 'copy', Shift+Delete for 'cut' and Shift+Insert for 'paste' also works on most places, including GNOME terminal.

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