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I want to be able to copy and paste between Byobu and Firefox without having to use a mouse. I could write the copy buffer to a file and open that file with Gedit but I was wondering if there was a more elegant way.

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What is byobu's copy buffer? –  Oli Apr 6 '11 at 13:45
    
ctrl+A+[ , then spacebars to mark the beginning and end of the selection –  daithib8 Apr 6 '11 at 18:02

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You can use XSel to insert the text into the X selection buffer:

echo "paste your buffer from byobu/screen here" | xsel
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