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 paste commands into a TTY?

I have some rather long commands and file paths which I have copied to clipboard and need to execute in a TTY, however the file paths are too long to retype and I would like to just paste them in ...
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Is it insecure to to have a password on the clipboard?

So I've been using truecrypt for several years now. About 6 months ago before I learned off my password (it was really long and I didn't want it vulnerable to word-lists) I used to copy and paste it ...
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How to copy text from RHEL gedit inside vncviewer back to local Ubuntu desktop gedit?

My Question Copying text from inside the gedit app inside the vncviewer is not making its way out to the X CLIPBOARD from the vncviewer. What is the fix for this? Below are my configuration details, ...
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terminal x clipboard 0~ prepended 1~ added

With the X clipboard, I often have 0~ prepended and 1~ added to it. That seems to happen often in gnome-terminal. So in a terminal, let's say I highlight abc, then when I middle click, it will become ...
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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 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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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 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 bring back Clipit's online Mode?

Really annoying that not able to bring back from offline mode to online No proper documentation (i guess ) please help me on this Thanks
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How do i find all clipboards on ubuntu and kUbuntu

I posted the following security concern in the security.stackexchange: kde system tray clipboard Note: This post is asking a different question. In response to finding that when I use the program ...
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How can I make pasting work like yanking?

If I press ctrl+y (yank) in some programs, then the program will output what's in the clipboard to the current selected screen area. But why doesn't it work from the terminal? I would like a more ...
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How to copy an image to the clipboard from a file using command line?

I'd like to write a script to take an image file, scale it 50% and put it on the clipboard so it can be pasted easily. The bit I'm stuck on is how to place an image on the clipboard. I know of xclip, ...
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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 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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Clipboard Manager?

I'm looking for a program that saves the recent clipboard items (plain text would be enough) like Ditto for Windows. And I don't understand why the reliability of the clipboard managers are so ...
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Is ClipIt safe? How would I test this? [duplicate]

I have seen that Clipit has an "Offline mode", which is described in this question. However, it shocked me as I thought that perhaps it was storing my data online, which would be a security concern. ...
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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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Clipboard Managers: How to assign keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries?

I use Ditto in Windows, and often use the custom keyboard shortcuts for pasting the 2nd or 3rd previously copied clipboard entries. Is there a way to do this in Ubuntu? I have tried all the clipboard ...
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Share Clipboard Between Ubuntu and Windows Remote Desktop

I am trying to copy paste text between Windows Remote Desktop and Linux Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 with Mate Desktop. I have seen several posts that mention killing the rdpclip.exe process (on Windows) ...
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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 ...
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Mouse sharing for Ubuntu

I recently found Mouse without Borders but this just works for Windows. My question is now if there is something like that which works with Ubuntu with a secure connection. It should provide ...
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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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Where are the contents of the clipboard stored?

Since they are "saved to clipboard", the contents must be stored somewhere. Are they stored in a file?
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Can't copy from vim to clipboard inside tmux

I am using vim vim 7.4, tmux 2.1 and ubuntu 14.04. I can yank from vim and copy to clipboard when using vim directly from my terminal with "+y. When I use vim from inside tmux, I can't yank-copy from ...
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Vim copy to clipboard not working

Trying to copy text from vim to clipboard and paste to another application. Vim should support copying to clipboard (:echo has('clipboard') returns 1) I do: in visual mode select required lines type ...
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Working Ctrl+X and Ctrl+V, but not Ctrl+C, in ALL apps

I have annoying problem with clipboard that makes me sick.. I can only copy text when cutting it. I cannot copy with Ctrl+C; Also, applications sometimes cannot put text to my clipboard (eg keepassx) ...
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chromium on linux - clipboard won't be transferred over rdesktop to win7

well the title say it all... when I copy some text in chromium on Ubuntu and want to paste that into some text-munching field (editor, form, browser) on a windows 7 machine connected via ...
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Sending content to clipboard via bash script

If I do echo foo | xclip -i in the terminal and then ctrl+v, i get foo But instead, if I write a file bar.sh #!/bin/sh echo bar | xclip -i and run in the terminal ./bar.sh, the clipboard content ...
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Recover clipboard after shutdown or system failure/freeze

My computer just froze and I was forced to reboot. Is there any hope for recovering the text I had copied prior to the failure? E.g. in logs If not, what are my options for accessing the clipboard ...
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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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How to restart clipboard for remote desktop in Linux?

To restart remote-desktop clipboard in windows, I would end the process of rdpclip.exe and then create again. How can I do the similar thing in Linux using command line?
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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 to get source web address of the copied text in clipboard?

I am using OneNote in Windows in VirtualBox. When we copy text in web browser of Windows, and paste it in OneNote, it also pastes the web address of site from which the text was copied. when I copy ...
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Copy to cliboard from command line [duplicate]

Trying to copy to clipboard from command line by using command: xclip /etc/apt/sources.list Trying to get out from clibord: xclip -o This prints content of sources.list and it is fine. But now ...
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proplem pasting to terminal [duplicate]

I have a problem when I want to copy a command into the terminal of Ubuntu. For example, if I want to copy this command and paste it to the terminal: wget http://www.sbrac.org/files/build - ...
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How to prevent copying additional nonvisible text

I've asked similiar question How to make copying command from website to terminal secure?. Scenario is very simple, you want to copy something from website but what you end up with something else. ...
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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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Copy string to clipboard and display into output window simultaeneously

I am working in Ubuntu 14.04 and using Gedit. Now I have below code(running from "External Tools" menu in Gedit) to get Gedit currently opened document's path to clipboard. echo -n $...
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How to copy an entire command line to my clipboard, without the mouse?

Imagine that I have this line in my terminal: youtube-dl --get-thumbnail --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= After testing it, I would like to copy this line above ...
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Clipit's Offline Mode?

The version of the Clipit applet in 14.04's repos has an "offline mode" option. It is not really clear what it does, as Clipit seems to lack support for any Pastebin site. Any ideas?
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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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RDP VirtualBox Ubuntu 14.04.1 host Windows 7 remote control guest

I use Linux Ubuntu 14.04.1 server with Lubuntu-desktop for host of VirtualBox 5.0.6 r103037. I have installed one virtual machine - Windows 7 Ultimate. I am able to connect via Remote Desktop from ...
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Software for capturing of selected text from any place (browser, text editor, etc)

Please, give me advice about software which can capture selected text due to some shortcut in notes list. Ideally, this should be something like CintraNotes on Windows. This is solution which I ...
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Can I change the keyboard shortcut for copy & paste? [duplicate]

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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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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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 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 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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Disabling Clipboard completely in Ubuntu - Openbox environment

We are working on a project of Ubuntu customization with openbox. For some specific requirement, we need to disable the clipboard completely in the system. I have searched a lot over openbox and gnome ...