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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tar command fails on bigsize(191 GB) file

In Ubuntu, tar command fails while copying bigfile of size 191GB from disk to tape device and gives below error. tar -cvf /dev/st0 /mtpt/ntfs in /mtpt/ntfs, we have files of size 2gb to 5gb and ...
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How to best copy large files to an SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying files to SD card not saving When copying large (or even files of a few KB) to an SD card from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), the files appear to be there, ...
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Not able to copy files to USB

Recently I am encountering a problem while copying files to Pen drives. The copying as it reaches the end it stalls and continues for a long time. The problem occurs at the end of copying. Can anybody ...
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How to use a common clipboard for vim and Unity?

On my mac I solved the problem this way: :set clipboard=unnamed On my debian I use the + clipboard: :set clipboard=unnamedplus However the methods above don't work on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity ...
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Not able to extract files to the icons folder

I downloaded some icons for Ubuntu from a site as a tar.bz2 folder. Now when bi try to extract the icons to my icons folder in the system i am getting the following message- Extraction not performed ...
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Literal dot confusion, copy all hidden files

It works fine when I copy all hidden files using regex: cp -r source/\.[^.]* destination/ and it just copies exactly files beggining with a dot . . However, I found the following works also: cp ...
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Copying folder from ntfs to ext4 partition

I am very new to the OS so adhering the new things slowly but happily. My question is how to transfer folder from win7 NTFS partition to separate partition having ext4 file system? I tried copy but at ...
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I need help copying data from a table in LibreOffice Base to Calc

I am copying the data in a Base table and pasting it into a Calc spreadsheet. This should just work, but I when I do it, each column from the table is spanning three columns in the spreadsheet. I ...
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Browser hanging when copying large files

Whenever I copy or move large files between disk partitions my firefox becomes unresponsive at random times during the process. Is that normal for Ubuntu?
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How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
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Really slow copy speed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying to/from NTFS partitions very slow Does writing data from ext4 to NTFS partition take a lot of time?? I get speeds upto only 70kB/s (copy). ext4 - ext4 is pretty ...
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How to make an interrupt assignment in the terminal stick

I followed the instructions from enzotib's answer on Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal? to make the ctrl-c and ctrl-v keys act consistent in the terminal and then re-assign ctrl-j to be the ...
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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 ...