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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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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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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Clipboard shortcut key Ctrl-;

I just find out there is a shortcut key for display the top 5 entries of system clipboard, it's Ctrl-; . You can use push Ctrl-; in gedit, terminal or even in web browser, to get the top 5 entries of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Deactivate middle mouse for one (KDE) application

I really like the middle mouse paste function. Makes life easy. But... once in a while I have a very important document, or code, which I CANNOT mess up. Thus, I would like to disable the middle ...
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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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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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How do I disable middle mouse button click paste?

Is there a way to disable the middle mouse button paste behavior that is here by default on gnome? I have a sensitive mouse wheel and whenever I scroll texts, sometimes it pastes stuff randomly into ...
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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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NetBeans clipboard not working well

I installed NetBeans 8.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. and I have a problem - it seems like it "doesn't share clipboard" with other applications. The thing is copy-paste works within NetBeans (I can copy the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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A command-line clipboard copy and paste utility?

In Windows I used command-line clipboard copy-and-paste utilities... pclip.exe and gclip.exe These were UnixUtils ports for Windows (but they only handled plain text). There were a couple of ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to key-bind the pasting of the x-clipboard? How?

I was wondering if it is possible to add a keybind to paste the x-clipboard in Lubuntu. (primary selection) If possible to keybind it, would you still be able to use the middle-click too? Is 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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Ubuntu in VirtualBox: improved performance and shared clipboard without Guest Additions? [closed]

The performance when running Ubuntu in VirtualBox is really bad for me without using Guest Additions. Guest additions also help with sharing clipboards. However, with Guest Additions, VirtualBox ...
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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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Pasted text doubles up

When I cut/copy and paste, text doubles up. So if I say 'good thing' it comes out as: good thinggood thing'. How can I solve this annoying issue?
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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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How to activate alt+tab function and grab copied text on remote pc by Remote Desktop Viewer?

I have a problem when I want to switch windows on remote pc. When I press alt + tab, it switched windows opened on my pc, not in remote pc. How can I send or activate alt + tab on remote pc (server)? ...
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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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what is clipboard buffer in Linux

I have just started learning Linux internals and modules. I have a doubt, when we copy text or select text where is the text stored? In other words, which variable/buffer stores it?
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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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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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Customizing copy and paste shortcut keys

Is there a way to change the predefined ctrl+c, ctrl+v shortcuts for copy and paste? These shortcuts don't work in the terminal, and using ctrl+shift+c and ctrl+shift+v is cumbersome. I would like ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection

Is there a standard or conventional keyboard shortcut for pasting the primary selection? I'd like to select some text and go to another app to paste without trashing my clipboard contents. I'd ...