Basic clipboard functionality is storing data and allowing to access it, just like memory functions in calculators. For advanced functionalities use "clipboard-manager" tag.

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Is it insecure to to have a password on the clipboard?

So I've been using truecrypt for several years now. About 6 months ago before I learned off my password (it was really long and I didn't want it vulnerable to word-lists) I used to copy and paste it ...
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How to copy text from RHEL gedit inside vncviewer back to local Ubuntu desktop gedit?

My Question Copying text from inside the gedit app inside the vncviewer is not making its way out to the X CLIPBOARD from the vncviewer. What is the fix for this? Below are my configuration details, ...
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terminal x clipboard 0~ prepended 1~ added

With the X clipboard, I often have 0~ prepended and 1~ added to it. That seems to happen often in gnome-terminal. So in a terminal, let's say I highlight abc, then when I middle click, it will become ...
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How to paste commands into a TTY?

I have some rather long commands and file paths which I have copied to clipboard and need to execute in a TTY, however the file paths are too long to retype and I would like to just paste them in ...
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How to bring back Clipit's online Mode?

Really annoying that not able to bring back from offline mode to online No proper documentation (i guess ) please help me on this Thanks
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How do i find all clipboards on ubuntu and kUbuntu

I posted the following security concern in the security.stackexchange: kde system tray clipboard Note: This post is asking a different question. In response to finding that when I use the program ...
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How can I make pasting work like yanking?

If I press ctrl+y (yank) in some programs, then the program will output what's in the clipboard to the current selected screen area. But why doesn't it work from the terminal? I would like a more ...
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How to copy an image to the clipboard from a file using command line?

I'd like to write a script to take an image file, scale it 50% and put it on the clipboard so it can be pasted easily. The bit I'm stuck on is how to place an image on the clipboard. I know of xclip, ...
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Is ClipIt safe? How would I test this? [duplicate]

I have seen that Clipit has an "Offline mode", which is described in this question. However, it shocked me as I thought that perhaps it was storing my data online, which would be a security concern. ...
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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Where are the contents of the clipboard stored?

Since they are "saved to clipboard", the contents must be stored somewhere. Are they stored in a file?
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Can't copy from vim to clipboard inside tmux

I am using vim vim 7.4, tmux 2.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I can yank from vim and copy to clipboard when using vim directly from my terminal with "+y. When I use vim from inside tmux, I can't yank-copy from ...
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Vim copy to clipboard not working

Trying to copy text from vim to clipboard and paste to another application. Vim should support copying to clipboard (:echo has('clipboard') returns 1) I do: in visual mode select required lines type ...
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chromium on linux - clipboard won't be transferred over rdesktop to win7

well the title say it all... when I copy some text in chromium on Ubuntu and want to paste that into some text-munching field (editor, form, browser) on a windows 7 machine connected via ...
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Sending content to clipboard via bash script

If I do echo foo | xclip -i in the terminal and then ctrl+v, i get foo But instead, if I write a file bar.sh #!/bin/sh echo bar | xclip -i and run in the terminal ./bar.sh, the clipboard content ...
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Recover clipboard after shutdown or system failure/freeze

My computer just froze and I was forced to reboot. Is there any hope for recovering the text I had copied prior to the failure? E.g. in logs If not, what are my options for accessing the clipboard ...
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Mouse sharing for Ubuntu

I recently found Mouse without Borders but this just works for Windows. My question is now if there is something like that which works with Ubuntu with a secure connection. It should provide ...
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Working Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V, but not Ctrl+C, in ALL apps

I have annoying problem with clipboard that makes me sick.. I can only copy text when cutting it. I cannot copy with Ctrl+C; Also, applications sometimes cannot put text to my clipboard (eg keepassx) ...
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How to restart clipboard for remote desktop in Linux?

To restart remote-desktop clipboard in windows, I would end the process of rdpclip.exe and then create again. How can I do the similar thing in Linux using command line?
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How to get source web address of the copied text in clipboard?

I am using OneNote in Windows in VirtualBox. When we copy text in web browser of Windows, and paste it in OneNote, it also pastes the web address of site from which the text was copied. when I copy ...
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Copy to cliboard from command line [duplicate]

Trying to copy to clipboard from command line by using command: xclip /etc/apt/sources.list Trying to get out from clibord: xclip -o This prints content of sources.list and it is fine. But now ...
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proplem pasting to terminal [duplicate]

I have a problem when I want to copy a command into the terminal of Ubuntu. For example, if I want to copy this command and paste it to the terminal: wget http://www.sbrac.org/files/build - ...
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How to prevent copying additional nonvisible text

I've asked similiar question How to make copying command from website to terminal secure?. Scenario is very simple, you want to copy something from website but what you end up with something else. ...
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How to copy an entire command line to my clipboard, without the mouse?

Imagine that I have this line in my terminal: youtube-dl --get-thumbnail --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= After testing it, I would like to copy this line above ...
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Copy string to clipboard and display into output window simultaeneously

I am working in Ubuntu 14.04 and using Gedit. Now I have below code(running from "External Tools" menu in Gedit) to get Gedit currently opened document's path to clipboard. echo -n $...
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RDP VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04.1 host Windows 7 remote control guest

I use Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with Lubuntu-desktop for host of VirtualBox 5.0.6 r103037. I have installed one virtual machine - Windows 7 Ultimate. I am able to connect via Remote Desktop from ...
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Clipit's Offline Mode?

The version of the Clipit applet in 14.04's repos has an "offline mode" option. It is not really clear what it does, as Clipit seems to lack support for any Pastebin site. Any ideas?
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Software for capturing of selected text from any place (browser, text editor, etc)

Please, give me advice about software which can capture selected text due to some shortcut in notes list. Ideally, this should be something like CintraNotes on Windows. This is solution which I ...
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Setting action with xbindkeys: sh: 1: Bad substitution and wrong clipboard area

I'm trying to copy the song info (artist - title) to the clipboard in xbindkeys using shell command and the banshee --query-title and --query-artist commands. first I open the xbindkeys with $ ...
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How to paste the text selected from gui mode after switching into cli mode?

I have set up ubuntu-14.10 to boot up in text mode (cli) and I start gui with the command sudo service lightdm start then toggle between gui and cli mode with Alt+ctrl+F1 (to get into cli) and Alt Gr +...
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How can I copy the path to the currently opened file in gedit to the clipboard?

I am trying to write a custom command in Gedit which copies the currently open and active document's path(both upto parent dir & upto file) to clipboard, as I couldn't find any gedit-plugins or ...
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How to get a command to output the contents into Terminal, and my system clipboard [duplicate]

Let's say I have an alias on my system which I often use to tell me my system information, the alias is systeminfo, and it executes lsb_release -a which outputs: No LSB modules are available. ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 Clipboard is behaving strangely

Ever since updating to Kubuntu 15.04, my clipboard hasn't been working properly. Sometimes when quickly trying to copy and paste an URL it doesn't copy and I end up accidentally pasting the last thing ...
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xsel output contains trash at the end if a long input is piped into it to set the clipboard

To reproduce: seq 10000 | /usr/bin/xsel -b /usr/bin/xsel -b Observed output: either of: nothing the correct output the correct output + a few lines of trash at the end The output changes ...
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Does ClipIT help to track data's source and destination?

I know that ClipIt saves history of last copied items. My questions are: Is there a way to know what is the source and destination of each copied item ? If not, is there other clipboard manager ...
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How to create a custom application launcher that copies a text to my clipboard?

I want to make a Custom Application Launcher and then add it to my Panel so that every time I click on it, it copy's a pre-loaded line of text, but I don't know how to write the commands for it. For ...
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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | copy-this-to-...
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Add a newline at end of clipboard contents

I use xclip to copy the contents of the clipboard and pipe them to another application. However, if the last line that was copied doesn't have an end of line character, it doesn't show in the ...
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Intermittent copy and paste in Unity, but works fine in i3wm

When pasting some text, it often doesn't paste the most recently copied text, but something from earlier. This happens even when copying and pasting within the same application. I'm using 15.04, but ...
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Share Clipboard Between Ubuntu and Windows Remote Desktop

I am trying to copy paste text between Windows Remote Desktop and Linux Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 with Mate Desktop. I have seen several posts that mention killing the rdpclip.exe process (on Windows) ...
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Use tmux set-clipboard in gnome-terminal (XTerm's disallowedWindowOps)

As shown in the manpages tmux supports the set-clipboard option to control the system clipboard using the terminal escape codes \e]52;...\007. I would like to use this functionality in gnome-terminal, ...
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Remove vim indents when I paste directly from system clipboard

I have a problem with vim when I paste something it puts them in by placing in each newline. How can I set default settings of vim.
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vim and system clipboard

I can cat a file, copy and paste text with the middle button or shift-insert. How can I copy text in vim and paste it from the system clipboard?
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Unable to copy text from the terminal to external programs

Aim: I want to copy my public ssh key generated on AWS Server to my github account. I have little experience with Ubuntu. I use the ssh command from my laptop to connect to the AWS Server. The ...
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copy - text functionality is broken in 12.04

Copy and paste some text between apps, broke the pasted app. When I restart the system, it is working as excepted, but after a time It starts to fail again. Which application is responsible for copy-...
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What Editor has NO Syntax Highlighting and can copy&paste text in GTK interfaces?

Simple problem: I have a JSON file that is used for snapshot serialization of a JS-based VM. It contains a shitload of data and every single editor crashes while trying to open it, except vim. But, ...
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How to copy the stdout of a command to the clipboard in a default Ubuntu installation?

I ran up against this question, and i found it quite interesting. While researching for that, i found out that a solution had been posted already here on AskUbuntu, plus multiple times on ...
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copy to clipboard current path from console with no mouse [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it possible to copy to clipboard output of pwd command. I often need to copy some path and I have to select it with mouse, do several clicks and that is annoying for me. What I want ...
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Memory location of clipboard

I am looking for 2 answers. Where does ubuntu store its clipboard? How to view the clipboard text in terminal other than simply pasting?