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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Permission denied moving files

Extreme noob here so please point me in the direction for beginners! I have managed to mount my Box.net account following these instructions. However when I copy files and paste them into a file ...
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Cut and Copy in Ubuntu Command line

How Could i copy or cut a file from a directory to another directory? I mean in command line!
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Scheduled backups: Local & FTP

please forgive if this has been asked/answered before, but I am an Ubuntu noob. I need to perform 2 types of backups automatically on a weekly schedule: From one local drive to another From a ...
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Are files moved or copied from Desktop to UbuntuOne folder?

When I copied files from Desktop to the UbuntuOne folder, it looks like they got moved. I was expecting to see copy to be left behind on the Desktop. When I copy files from Windows folders to ...
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12.04 run from cd, cannot copy files from mounted disk

I am running 12.04 live from cd and trying to copy some important files from a mounted hard disk to an external disk. (My previous installation of 10.04 crashed and I want to install 12.04, and back ...
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How to use primary selection with tilda/terminal

Let me make my question a little bit more clear. I am a linux noob and still trying to get the feel on linux command line. I use tilda as my drop-down terminal. Suppose, I enter a command in ...
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how to copy file around 11GB in size in Ubuntu

I have big problem with my server. It is not starting the OS. Now I am using Ubuntu by booting from the DVD to copy all data in the server. But, I cannot copy one file which is around 11 GB. That file ...
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Copying commands from ubuntu 10.04 terminal

Can anyone tell me the way to copy commands from the Ubuntu terminal? I tried Ctrl+C, Shift+Ins, right click option but none of these works.
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Why can't I copy text from the Ubuntu Terminal?

This is really weird. I can't copy anything from the terminal. The Ctrl+Shift+C command and Edit->Copy does nothing, no matter how much or little text I have selected. What ever was on my clipboard ...
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Block-level deduplicating filesystem

I'm looking for a deduplicating copy-on-write filesystem solution for general user data such as /home and backups of it. It should use online/inline/synchronous deduplication at the block-level using ...
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How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0?

How can I copy, recursive directory, only files with a attribute 1, and reset this a attribute to 0? Thanks, Francisco
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Gedit clears contents of clipboard on exit - how to keep it?

Use case: I'm writing an email, and need a snippet from a text file. Open the file in Gedit (or Kate, for that matter) and copy the desired snippet. Close text editor, return to email. Paste snippet ...
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How do I copy program files from Windows partition to my Ubuntu partition

I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 and I play World of Warcraft on my Windows OS. I've been thinking about running WoW in Ubuntu but I have no idea how to copy the game files from the ...
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determining what files a package updates / copying software between machines

How do I determine which files comprise an application (built from source, not from a repo), so I can copy it? I built an application from source, but because the libraries it needed to build were ...
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Copy to Primary Selection in VIM

I tried "+y and "*y but both doesn't seem to copy into the primary selection. Note that vim --version returns -clipboard. Not sure what this means. Also note that I'm running VIM in a terminal. So ...
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Copy lines in a file and paste it into a new file

I have 12 files each containing 10 lines. I need to copy the content of the first file to a new file (new.txt) Then I need to copy the lines 6 to the end (10) of the 11 remaining files in the same ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, music won't sync to iPod [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to sync songs in Rhythmbox with an iPod I was looking for a solution to this online but couldn't find one. I've been using rhythmbox for my iPod for a long time now, ...
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How to solve “error splicing file” IO while copying files?

I've recently backed up some files on an external hard drive in order to install Ubuntu 12.04. But when I wanted to copy the backed up files (ex. music files) back to home folder, I'm prompted with ...
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incorrect permissions after copying over scp

I'm using cygwin in windows 7 to copy a directory to an ubuntu machine using this command. scp -rp -P 54322 /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/. user@10.136.10.1:/home/user/somefolder/ After copying all the ...
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How can I copy a file to a new location, creating the directory as well

I want to cp a file to another directory but that directory doesn't exist yet. So I would do: mkdir /new_place cp the_file /new_place Can I do this in one? I imagine something like cp the_file -m ...
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Highlighting to Copy with Terminal

I'm wondering if there is a terminal enhancement, or a way to make the terminal to where when I highlight over anything it auto copies whatever I highlight. I know this is a feature in some terminal ...
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Moving Ubuntu to a new hdd

I have a 300gb hdd which I am currently using on my older PC. Now I want to have a copy of those 300GB into a new 1TB hdd (installed in a new computer). My "problem" is that the 1TB hdd already has a ...
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Its taking too much time for copying files into pendrive

I'm Using Ubuntu 11.10, please help me. Its taking too much time for me to copy files onto my pendrive. Same pendrive is working at an acceptable transfer rate in Windows.
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Create a menu item to sent to pen drive?

Im very new to Ubuntu Linux environment and loving it. Can some one suggest me how to insert a plugged in USB storage to Copy to menu in Ubuntu 11.10. how one can copy to move to a removable drive am ...
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How to migrate the whole system to a new machine?

I use ubuntu to deal with daily job. Now I buy a new laptop, and I want to migrate my whole system(programs, packages, data, settings, etc) to the new machine. I know I can copy my home folder to new ...
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Command Line Clipboard Access

I'm building a command line tool in order to make some of my tasks more efficient. I need to be able to write content to the clipboard, but for some reason it's not working for me. I've tried ...
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Why can't i paste anything under the /usr/ folder?

I just wanted to install a theme for the start up screen and I have to copy some files over here to /usr/share/kde4/apps/ksplash/Themes/. But the answer i get is: Access denied. Could not write to ...
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Disable copying of 'nothing' when copying and pasting in Ubuntu

I run into this often, as I edit a lot of text on Ubuntu, and sometimes instead of pressing the CTRL + V key to paste I press the CTRL + C key on the blank line I'm trying to paste on. What this does ...
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Copy-paste problem [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can not paste into terminal I'm relatively new to linux. My question is, why when I do ctrl+C (copy) in Eclipse, and then shift+insert (paste) in command line, there's ...
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Making nautilus/cp/scp/rsync “progress” cache-aware

When transferring moderately large files (~500-800 MB) to/from a USB disk in nautilus, or using (s)cp (with progress bar from ...
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How to copy everything from USB to file system

I have mounted the USB and have successfully accessed it. On the USB are files and directories with files within them as well as .htaccess files. I know that the terminal can't see the .htaccess ...
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How to increase clipboard size?

If I try to copy-paste a large amount of text (from Firefox to LibreOffice), the amount of text thus copied is truncated. What setting / application imposes this limit (I assume it is the DE)? And is ...
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Reliable clipboard manager

There are many clipboard managers available. The first one I used, I found out if messes clipboard history if clipboard contents was multiline - which I found to be very lame and naive Second one ...
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Error splicing file: Input/output error with a USB SD/HC card reader [closed]

I recently got a new Droid Bionic, and it has the SD/HC card. Today, I got a new USB card reader that reads the HC format. When I plug it into my Linux Mint 11 (katya), Gnome 32-bit computer, I get ...
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Why does it take a long time to copy files to thumb drives?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. Since a few days, when I try to copy not so large (about 700MB) files to my thumb drive it copies all the data except for last few MBs very fast and keep holding when it ...
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How do I copy the whole history of the clipboard to a text file?

I would like to paste my whole clipboard history consisting of words copied (Ctrl+C/by selection) during my reading sessions. I installed programs like Glippy and ClipIt but I couldn't figure out how ...
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Can't copy files [closed]

When I right click on a file or folder the cut/copy options grey out. I tried using: $ gksu nautilus But when I tried to change the file permissions it just reverted back. Some times it says Error ...
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How to copy files of an extension, only if the same file exist in the destination?

It may sound strange, but I really want to copy only the existing files, so this files will be updated/overridden, and any new file will not be added. I want to copy files of a single extension. It ...
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Is there any special software for copy,cut like operations?

In windows there is "Tera-copy" for copy,cut and delete like operations. Is there is any software in ubuntu. Because I am using ubuntu11.10 the default copy manager is hanging some times and very ...
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Computer slows after copying a large amount of files

I copied my entire music, video and epub library from my external harddrive (NTFS) to a folder in my home directory (ext4) It was a total of about 100 Gigabytes. I noticed that over time, the ...
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how to split all the files in a directory in to 4gb files to a different directory?

I have a directory containing several large files that are each greater than 4gb. I want to copy all of those files to a different directory (happens to be a fat32 usb drive mounted), but split the ...
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How to copy usb stick with multiple partitions?

I have a usb stick with two partitions FAT 32 adn ext3. First one is used to boot from using SystemRescueCD. Second one contains the image I use with image recovery tool. I have to copy such an usb 10 ...
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Can I change the keyboard shortcut for copy & paste?

Recently I switched to a DVORAK keyboard layout & wish to change the current key combination for copy & paste from ctrl + c,v to ctrl +j,k to allow more ease of use.
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How to copy a directory from your home to a system wide one

I want to use the file manager to copy a directory from my Desktop to the /opt directory. When I run gksudo nautilus, I do not see anything in the Desktop directory. If I open Nautilus normally from ...
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How to turn off copy function when pressing mouse wheel? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable middle mouse button click paste? How to turn off copy function when pressing MOUSE2 (wheel) button ? any ideas ?
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Sort files on the filesystem

My MP3 player plays files in the order they have been placed onto the filesystem. Now it seems to Nautilus copies files in some random order, so when listening to an audio book or something I get all ...
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Copied files from mac partition to /root. But the /-partition is still full?

Help! Using gksu-nautilus I managed to look at files on my Mac partition via as simple right-click. However, at first journaling was still enabled on the Mac partition. Therefore any copied file would ...
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How can I copy/paste files via RDP in Kubuntu?

I recently installed the latest Kubuntu (x64) on my work machine as I am trying to migrate away from Windows. Unfortunately I use RDP very frequently to connect to customer's servers and need to be ...
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How to copy & paste from Ubuntu VirtualBox guest to Windows host?

I am running VirtualBox 4.1.4 on my Windows 7 laptop, running an Ubuntu 11.10 guest. I would like to copy text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it into a file on the Windows host. This doesn't work ...
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Using Terminal I want to copy some files

Assuming I'm not in my home directory, I want to copy all the files starting with "a" from my home directory to my current directory. I've tried cp ~ a* . and different variations of that but it ...