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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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 | ...
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Is there a setting to have copied content NOT vanish if I close the source application?

A similar question is asked here - Ctrl + V will not work if I close the application I copied text from - now please don't merge this question to that, because that question only asks why? I am ...
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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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Clipboard cleared after closing gnome terminal

Sometime I copy some part of text in gnome-terminal but the clipboard is cleared when the terminal window is closed. Is there a way to prevent this?
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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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Copy not working everywhere

Paste is working just fine yet copy... It is not like it does not copy at all just it copies at random from the first try to something like 100th try. It happens cross apps and in the same app, ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Clipboard Manager?

I'm looking for a program that saves the recent clipboard items (plain text would be enough) like Ditto for Windows. And I don't understand why the reliability of the clipboard managers are so ...
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VIm : copy all file to paste it in web browser

I'm trying to find and answer using search but nothing's working. What I try to do: I'm editing a part of a html file using VIm, by creating a local file. Then, from VIm, I'd like to copy all (Ctrl+A ...
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Auto-copy mouse selection from wine application

My issue is basically the same one as posted here. I use Goldendict that pops up to translate words which have been selected. This doesn't work when selecting text in a wine application, though. ...
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Script to view office documents in Microsoft Office Online

I have to convert a lot of Microsoft Word documents to PDF for my work. It is very important to me to render the formatting as accurately as possible. I successfully installed Office 2010 on Xubuntu ...
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Command to copy currently selected text

Is there a way to copy currently selected text into clipboard? I'm trying to make my eastystroke gesture more general than "Ctrl+C" since it doesn't work in every application - for example terminal. ...
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ClipIt functionality: Can't paste in order

      Linux is unlike windows due to the lack of choices in software. For example, in my current Lubuntu 14.04 LTS there is no choices in clipboard managers. Either you ...
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How to save text string in ClipBoard on Ubuntu Touch

As in topic I need to be copy text to ClipBoard but not by pressAndHold in TextField. Is there other way of doing this then via c++ ?
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How to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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how to find out what applications are using the clip manager in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a number of clipboard history managers on ubuntu 14.04 and I uninstalled them. Then I installed CopyQ but it does not start. I am suspecting another application is using the clipboard ...
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How can I configure clipboard as Windows?

Windows 7, XP... maintains the copy text if you close the application. How could I configure Ubuntu for this behavior? Thanks in advance!
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Why do I randomly get “p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }” prepended to text pasted from another program?

This has been affecting me for at least 4 years, if not longer, across various versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with many different clipboard manager configurations running as well (if that changes ...
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Need Remmina desktop older version 0.9.99.1

Remmina was working fine with 0.9.99.1 untill I did experiment with new ppa and updated to 1.x version. Now I am not able to use clipboard and shared folder. I added ppa from ...
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Open chrome with content of clipboard

Lets say I have a URL in my clipboard, if I run on the terminal: xclip -o It will echo the domain, I would like to use this content as a variable to put on the command: google-chrome ...
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Persistent Clipboard

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS whenever I copy some data from a file and close it, it is not available for pasting into another document. I have to keep the source file open until I paste the data into ...
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Copy from remote tmux+Vim to local clipboard

I use Kubuntu and sometimes I ssh out into a server and attach to a tmux session there. Is there any way I can select -using the mouse or the keyboard- a large chunk of text (more than une screen ...
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Copying animated GIF to clipboard from command line

I have tried to use xclip to populate the clipboard, but the image looses animation when I paste. I am on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried copying using xclip xclip -selection clipboard -t image/png -i > ...
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Clipboards mess : Chrome/terminals/VMwarePlayer

I'm unfamilliar with the different clipboards available in Linux and how they work, but something strange happens, and there may be a way to resolve this : When I highlight text in my terminal ...
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Can two PCs with Ubuntu share the clipboard buffer?

I need to copy text on the first PC and paste on the second. Is this possible?
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Mouseless Clipboard Manager

There are a lot of clipboard managers available, but I search one which can be used without using the mouse. Has someone a recommendation for me?
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How to obtain list of copied files in nautilus

Imagine i copied several files in nautilus to paste them somewhere else; how could i obtain the list of copied filenames to for example, use it in a script?
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Clipboard shortcut key Ctrl-;

I just find out there is a shortcut key for display the top 5 entries of system clipboard, it's Ctrl-; . You can use push Ctrl-; in gedit, terminal or even in web browser, to get the top 5 entries of ...
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What information is transferred if I copy-paste an image from a graphics software?

If I copy a certain vector or "curve" graphic or drawing from, say, GIMP to a blank page of Inkscape, then in the meanwhile, what information is stored in the clipboard?
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Vim No GUI and clipboard

I have Gnome Ubuntu 14.04 and I reinstalled vim (without GUI, I did not enable gui because I don't think I need it) and replaced netrw with the latest to have :Lexplorer. Now when I use vim's File ...
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copy output of terminal in question [duplicate]

I failed to copy/paste print screen output in my question box. How to copy/paste output of a shell command from terminal screen to askubuntu question box?
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Copy & paste non-ASCII characters to an Emacs window from another window doesn't work correctly

I work with emacs with iso-8859-1 coding system. I use emacs23. I have these lines in my .emacs file: (setq default-buffer-file-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) (set-selection-coding-system 'iso-8859-1) ...
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Copy/Paste from Firefox to Terminal (Urxvt)

I'm having a curious issue copying text from web pages to my terminal (to copy and paste a command for instance). Ctrl-c/Ctrl-v have never worked with the terminal since there are the two separate ...
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Can't get the shared clipboard to work on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm working on a VM that I've recently updated to the 14.04LTS. Although the Guest additions are installed, the support for both clipboard and drag and drop is set to bidirectional, when my mouse ...
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How to copy file and paste its path in Vim in normal and insert mode?

Ubuntu has this feature that copy a file and pasting it into a text field pastes its path in the text field. Good. But how to do to that in Vim (launched using vim -g after installing vim-gtk) both in ...
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how can I paste copied-clipboard text to a file from terminal?

I have copied something from Internet and I want that copied text to get copied to a file. But how can I copy that text without using mouse or any command like Ctrl+V. I want to do this from terminal. ...