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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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 ...
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How can I initiate Nautilus file operations from the command line?

How can I start Nautilus's "File Operations" GUI from the command line? My goal is to include this in a Nautilus script.
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Fast and reliable way to move directories from one HDD to another

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to move some chosen directories from one HDD to another. The case is as follows. I'm getting a new desktop system which will replace my old desktop. I want to ...
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Move Emblems and Notes with copy

When i copy and transfer emblems and notes which i created on directory's to my friend They are not going with it. Is is possible to move them with copy? If it is yes how can i move emblems and ...
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Slow copying from dvd [closed]

I have very low speed when copying files from dvd (about 2-3 MB/s). hdparm -Tt /dev/sr0 /dev/sr0: Timing cached reads: `2224 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1112.00 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 8 ...
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Cannot copy the contents of virtual hard-drive to my physical disk

I have a vmware ubuntu image on my machine which I want to overwrite my current partition. When I run: sudo qemu-img convert my-image.vmdk -O raw /dev/sda1 I end up with below error: ...
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Is it possible to copy U1 files between two PCs locally when an Ubuntu user account is recreated?

I have 2 Ubuntu 11.04 PCs (desktop and laptop), both synced via U1. Recently I completely rebuilt the user account (completely deleted the home directory) on one of the two (the desktop), and now I ...
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How to copy/paste text without formatting by default?

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and I find it annoying that by default the copy/paste functionality also pastes the text format. Most of the time when I copy/paste text I only want to paste the ascii text ...
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Progress bar in scp command

Is there any way to display a progress bar while copying from server to local using scp(or vice versa)
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Auto copy files when added to network share

I have a network share on my system to which our plotter scanner sends its scanned files. How can I write a script to automatically copy newly added files to another folder?
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Why does Samba always time-out whilst copying a large file off a network share?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 (natty), kernel 2.6.38-8-generic, GNOME 2.32.1. EDIT: As of 3 April 2012 I'm now on kernel 2.6.38-13-generic (still same Ubuntu and GNOME). The problem still persists. I ...
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Resume interrupted copy

I'm backing up an old hard drive and copying about 300GB of files. It had about 50GB left when I got a kernel panic and now I want to resume the copying. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? (A don't ...
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Getting a graphic on the clipboard to the disk?

I have a graphic on the clipboard on ubuntu. What's the quickest way to get it onto disk as a png or jpg?
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Putty-like copy/paste

For ages I've been using Putty when working with *nix servers, and I really got used to it's copy&paste method: select, left-click - for copy, just right-click - for paste. How can I set Ubuntu ...
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Is there a copy handling progam available that can queue, pause and resume?

Is there a copy handling progam available for ubuntu? Something similar to Copy Handler on Windows which can queue, pause and resume files being copied?
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How do I enable a clipboard manager?

I've manually installed clipboard managers in Ubuntu before (both Klipper and Glipper, IIRC), and found them useful. Does 11.04 ship with a standard clipboard manager? If so, how do I enable it? If ...
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How to copy/paste text from remote system?

I used to access a remote system via VNC viewer, but when I copy some text from the remote system and paste it in my text editor(local system), nothing happens. Do I need to install any additional ...
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Copy file to dir using wildcards or regular expression in destination?

I want execute this cp debian.master/abi/2.6.38*/amd64/generic debian.master/abi/2.6.38*/amd64/core2 but bash gives error in second *: cp: cannot create regular file ...
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How do I reconfigure keyboard shortcuts for copy and paste?

I've been looking all over the configuration menus and googling all over the web for how to configure keyboard shortcuts for Copy and Paste in the Unity window manager. Is there some hidden place ...
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Is there a way to copy-paste text into Unity's new 'Alt+F2' launcher?

When I try to copy/paste text, it always comes up with that square with 4 characters inside of it. Sometimes I don't want to launch something in a terminal (e.g. conky), and not being able to ...
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How to automate the following task?

Daily i wanna copy some files from a remote system and i have to put all those files in on a folder on that date say .Is it possible to automate this task? What we do presently is we log on to the ...
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How to copy command console text?

I have used the wpa_passphrase command and I get something like this: network={ ssid="blahblah" #psk="moreblahblah" psk=d5e532ecca53ea963e5b3b5521bb3682c53fcf5b6d55f15622027145c795b661 ...
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Clone user profile

Is there any reasonable way to copy user profile with all settings (Firefox, Thunderbird, Netbeans, git, fonts etc.) to have it as a base for another profile, so I didn't have to set up everything ...
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How to copy files to multiple hosts across the network?

I have more than 200 Ubuntu systems to which I want to copy a file. How can I copy files to multiple hosts across the network? What possibilities do I have? Note: This question is related to How to ...
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How do I integrate Byobu's copy-buffer with the X clipboard?

I want to be able to copy and paste between Byobu and Firefox without having to use a mouse. I could write the copy buffer to a file and open that file with Gedit but I was wondering if there was a ...
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How do I Copy one file to many subfolders?

It sounds like a simple question but if it was I wouldn't be asking it. I can obviously do this by opening all the folders in nautilus and pasting each one individually but the computer is the robot ...
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Backup files with rsync: error 23

I'm trying to make a backup of my /home to transfer all data from one computer to another. I wanted to save the backup on the same computer and than transfere it to another one. For safety reasons, ...
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Copy paste buffer configuration best practices

There are two copy/paste buffers in Ubuntu: ctrl+c, ctrl+v and alt+ins, shift+ins mouse select and click on selected text. That buffers often appears to mix up, and second buffer doesn't work in ...
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Is it possible to make clipboard work always the same?

IIRC, once upon I time I used only the mouse for copy-and-paste, which I consider way superior to the Windows-like Ctrl-C Ctrl-V complication. Now after many years I'm slowly starting to use Linux ...
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Is there any utility like the Windows program smartcopy?

It should help me pause copying, so I dont have to wait for each copy to finish. Basic googling didnt help out. The windows equivalent is Teracopy, or Fastcopy. I need the application to be GUI ...
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cp command process info

Is there any specific package for cp command which shows the process of being copied. I'm wondering if there is any package cp which shows additional information that what has been copied and what ...
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How do you know when to use SHIFT+INSERT vs CTRL-V vs right-click-paste to paste?

Some times I copy something to the clipboard, and it doesn't paste with Shift+Insert, but with Ctrl+V or right-click paste. The behavior seems confusing and a bit unpredictable. Is there some logic ...
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How to check if clipboard contents have changed from a script, other than polling?

any scripting language will do, to check when the clipboard (both primary and clipboard) contents change, so that specific actions can be executed.