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 to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop

I installed KDE on the remote ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I connect it using Windows 7's Remote Desktop. But I don't know how to copy&paste text between Windows and KDE remote desktop. The autoselcut ...
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Is there any chance to copy&paste non-text data between Windows and gnome desktop?

I use Windows to remotely connect to a ubuntu machine via gnome VNC desktop. We know that we can add a line of autocutsel -fork in the ~/.vnc/xstartup to enable copy&paste text between Windows and ...
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how to find out what applications are using the clip manager in ubuntu 14.04

I have installed a number of clipboard history managers on ubuntu 14.04 and I uninstalled them. Then I installed CopyQ but it does not start. I am suspecting another application is using the clipboard ...
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How can I configure clipboard as Windows?

Windows 7, XP... maintains the copy text if you close the application. How could I configure Ubuntu for this behavior? Thanks in advance!
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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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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 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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Why do I randomly get “p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }” prepended to text pasted from another program?

This has been affecting me for at least 4 years, if not longer, across various versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint, with many different clipboard manager configurations running as well (if that changes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Need Remmina desktop older version 0.9.99.1

Remmina was working fine with 0.9.99.1 untill I did experiment with new ppa and updated to 1.x version. Now I am not able to use clipboard and shared folder. I added ppa from ...
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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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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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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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How to pause/resume transfer of large files?

I recently had to copy about 20 GB of data split between about 20 files from my laptop to an external hard drive. Since this operation takes quite a while (at ~560kb/s), I was wondering if there was ...
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Open chrome with content of clipboard

Lets say I have a URL in my clipboard, if I run on the terminal: xclip -o It will echo the domain, I would like to use this content as a variable to put on the command: google-chrome ...
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Persistent Clipboard

In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS whenever I copy some data from a file and close it, it is not available for pasting into another document. I have to keep the source file open until I paste the data into ...
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Copy from remote tmux+Vim to local clipboard

I use Kubuntu and sometimes I ssh out into a server and attach to a tmux session there. Is there any way I can select -using the mouse or the keyboard- a large chunk of text (more than une screen ...
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Copying animated GIF to clipboard from command line

I have tried to use xclip to populate the clipboard, but the image looses animation when I paste. I am on Ubuntu 14.04 I tried copying using xclip xclip -selection clipboard -t image/png -i > ...
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Clipboards mess : Chrome/terminals/VMwarePlayer

I'm unfamilliar with the different clipboards available in Linux and how they work, but something strange happens, and there may be a way to resolve this : When I highlight text in my terminal ...
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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 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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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 ...