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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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?
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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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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 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 https://launchpad.net/~...
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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 --enable-...
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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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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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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. ...
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Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows?

Does Ubuntu have a clipboard that works differently from Windows? I've noticed an anomaly between the two, perhaps a bug, or perhaps I'm misusing the functionality. It works the same way every time ...
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Diodon does not save anything copied to the clipboard

I am on 14.04 and just installed Diodon via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon unity-scope-diodon and restarted but when I CTRL+C copy ...
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Parcellite menu appears at startup

The menu appears when Parcellite is started. This happens at boot-up and if I start it using the Dash button. See animated GIF below. I've removed and re-installed Parcellite. I've also deleted ~/....
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Clipboard syncronization between wine and X11

I installed Lingoes dictionary in Wine. It has a popup translator that is triggered by clipboard change. When I copy or select an item it must translate the word, but in Wine, when I copy or select a ...
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How can I edit the source of HTML in the clipboard?

If I cut some HTML from a Pidgin instant messenger window, I can easily paste it verbatim into a new HTML email in Thunderbird. All formatting (fonts, colors, etc) are preserved, so it appears that my ...
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Copy from guest Ubuntu terminal in virual machine to Microsoft Word on host windows

Is it possible to copy from the Ubuntu terminal to Microsoft Word? In fact, Microsoft Word is installed on my computer while I am running Ubuntu on a virtual machine.
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Copy a date from the calender in top bar

I have already seen this question. However, this allows you to copy (and paste) only the current date. Let us say that you have displayed the calender in your top bar. Then you select a ...
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Processing clipboard text through a script in between copy and paste

I want to intercept the paste event and run any text through my script. Use case is like this (assume I have a script somewhere which accepts text on stdin and turns 'world' into 'potato', writing on ...
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Add clipboard event sounds

How can I add sound when system clipboard is updated? I use xclip under tmux, but other apps probably don't. Which interface should I use? Ideally this should work on all window managers (unless there ...
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What to do when my scope does not fit into any master scope?

I have created my own unity scope following this tutorial which works very well. For now I have added it to the Info master scope, however it does not really fit there or in any other master scope. ...
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Which File Is Changed Or Event Is Fired When Something Is Copied To The Clipboard (Ctrl + C)?

If I'd to hook a function or a program that should execute when the system clipboard content is changed then of which file I've to keep checking or which event is fired and how to catch that event by ...
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How to disable automatic copy when selecting text from the keyboard?

I've noticed that in Ubuntu 13.10 selecting text with the keyboard automatically copies it to the clipboard. I don't mind this behavior with the mouse so much, but with the keyboard it really drives ...
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How can I share my clipboard between two X servers?

I've recently set up my Ubuntu machine so that I run another X session in pty8. I mostly run virtual machines or remote desktop sessions on this other X server, which helps mediate some of the ...
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How do I copy and paste from local machine?

I need to cut copy and or paste from a text file on my laptop into my VM.. since it does not (the vm) recognize my keyboard @ symbol.
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Unable to copy from vim to system clipboard

As said in the title I am unable to copy from vim to system clipboard. Viceversa works, copying from outside vim and pasting with p is ok. I have installed clipboard support, vim version is 7.3.429: ...
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Show *realtime* mouse cursor coordinates? (Cursor mod / overlay) Also, copy to clipboard?

I'm looking for a solution that would display the current mouse cursor coordinates in realtime (i.e. NOT xdotool and NOT xev). I need to move the mouse to a certain position, then press Alt-Tab to ...
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How to copy PWD onto clipboard?

So I think many people have gone through this issue where you SSH into a machine, cd to whatever path you need to be at, and then realize you actually want to be root and not your own user. However, ...
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Copy Paste not working

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed on my machine (not in VirtualBox). It has been there for about two years (I upgraded from 11.04). I am using the default Unity user interface. Today copy/paste just ...
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clipboard operation between LibreOffice and other application [duplicate]

When I want to copy text from LibreOffice to an gmail in the Chrome browser, the clipboard does not work unless I keep the text document of LibreOffice open. How can I fix this limitation or is it ...
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How can LibreOffice forbid me to paste from clipboard?

I have a rather interesting problem. I've been having an issue with LO for some time now, sometimes it does not allow me to save documents, giving me a warning saying "Cannot Save File: locked by '...