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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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 with VirtualBox from Ubuntu (host) to Windows (guest)?

I have a Windows 7 installed on my laptop. I installed VirtualBox 4.1.4 with Ubuntu 11.10. I would like to copy a text from Ubuntu's terminal and paste it in a file on Windows. This doesn't work for ...
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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 ...
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How to efficiently send text entered on the command line to the system clipboard without using the mouse?

Say I've typed the following long command into the command line $ some very long command that I want to copy to the clipboard How can I get this onto the system clipboard efficiently? I'm using ...
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How to fix virtualbox's copy and paste to host-machine?

Sometimes while using VirtualBox, I have tried copying text from the virtual machine to the host machine but failed. Whenever that happens, I fix it by rebooting the virtual machine. Is there a ...
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How can I copy files from damaged external HDD?

My external HDD is not detected in Windows Editions. But it is working well in Ubuntu. The problem is, some of the tracks are damaged, so while browsing through the HDD, the 'Nautilus' stops working. ...
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How to select and copy on emacs by keyboard?

How to select by keyboard? After selecting , I click Menu's Edit, it shows 'Copy '. How to type copy by keyboard? Thank you~
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Will the switch to Wayland fix not being able to paste from closed windows?

I have recently read about how Xorg is to blame for the infamous bug in which a user cannot copy and paste from a window after they have closed it. And I also know about the planned eventual switch to ...
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Why is Ubuntu's clipboard so hit and miss?

I find that a lot of the time if I copy some text for example and then close the window being copied from, the paste function does not paste anything. I've noticed this in Ubuntu 9.04 right up until ...
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Allowing Flash to access the clipboard

I use cacoo.com that is developed in Flash (a tool to make diagrams). Running it in Windows works fine. But in Ubuntu, it seems that it can't access the system clipboard, blocking actions like Ctrl+Z ...
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How to copy data between different instances of vim?

If I use the first vim to copy a line (with yy), how do I paste to another terminal's vim (with p)? Is there any command or settings can do it? Can I copy and paste into the global system clipboard? ...
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How do I do a raw write to a cd with dd?

How do I do a raw write to my CD drive /dev/scd0? I want to write a bootloader (that takes two sectors) directly onto a CD, is this possible?
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Looking for a script/tool for moving files and subfolders to directory by year

I got a lot of data over the years, and I'm looking for a tool that can get a folder name and then move all the files to subfolders by year, like: 2005 2006 2007 etc.. Anyone knows something or ...
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Replacement for DOS xcopy command

In DOS there's the command xcopy /s *.mp3 ..\TEMP2 How can I do this in Ubuntu? cp -r *.mp3 ../TEMP2 will copy recursively all mp3 files, unfortunately without the path because of the *.mp3 ...
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paste selected text: switch right and middle click

Is there a way of choosing between right and middle click for pasting? There are ways of for disabling it, I want to change the behaviour How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?
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How to copy only file attributes (metadata) without actual content of the file?

I've already copied terabytes of files with rsync but I forgot to use --archive to preserve files' special attributes. I tried executing rsync again this time with --archive but it was way slower ...
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Right click copy contents of file to clipboard

I have a collection of small text files that I often want to copy wholesale into, say emails or the like. Ideally I'd like to add an option to the right click menu for these small text files that ...
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How to copy themes?

I tried to do something similar to this: How can I install 10.10's Light Themes in 10.04? I installed the updated .deb, and then I took the /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/* from a 11.04 machine and ...
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How to gain a permission for copy/pasting for system folders?

I've been using Windows OS before, and it's a bit hard for me copying and pasting to Ubuntu's system folders so. If i drag file or folder into File system folders, I'm getting "permission denied" ...
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Copy/Paste frequently broken [closed]

Most of the time I can't copy/paste Text anymore. Neither via right mouse -> Copy/Paste nor via Ctrl+C/V. The result of copying from gedit "Test1234" and pasting it back into gedit is "°ö". But the ...
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Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal?

Is it possible for me to make Ctrl+C perform a copy command if there is highlighted text in the terminal? Otherwise, it should retain its normal behavior. (If there is a terminal that can do this ...
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The shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste don't work in some applications

I have problem with my shortcut keys for cut, copy, and paste. they does not work on Netbeans and some other applications. I have to click the right mouse button and select the operations from the ...
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Coping contents of folder across multiple data storages (hdd, external hdd)

I'm looking for some utility that will copy the contents of my working folder across multiple storages - hdd, external hdd, usb drives etc. I`m not looking for version control software (like cvs or ...