Say I've typed the following long command into the command line
$ some very long command that I want to copy to the clipboard
How can I get this onto the system clipboard efficiently? I'm using Gnome Terminal 2.23.1.
I know that I can get the mouse and highlight it and copy it, but I want a general keyboard solution.
It would also be good if it generalised to multiple command-line programs.
For example, in bash in vi mode, I can press
v and then edit the command in vim, and thus use Vim's copy to clipboard features, but this doesn't work when using R on the command-line. It's also a bit slow.
I'd like it if in vi-mode, I could press
yy and copy the contents of the line to the system clipboard, but this doesn't seem to work. Furthermore any yanking commands don't seem to copy contents to the system clipboard; they appear to only copy to a buffer used by bash.
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