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 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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Memory location of clipboard

I am looking for 2 answers. Where does ubuntu store its clipboard? How to view the clipboard text in terminal other than simply pasting?
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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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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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Clipboard manager with “history paste” support?

I am looking for a clipboard manager, but I don't want one that just keeps a list so I can select an item to bring it to the front of the clipboard, nah, that's too easy. What I am looking for is a ...
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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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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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Copy text between two different sessions of terminal for different users?

I have on my ubuntu two users, user1 and user2. user1 is the main user, but user2 I use it only for development for a specific project that required it like that. I use vim editor, with the ...
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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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How do I pipe terminal standard output (stdout) to the clipboard?

For example, Say I want to list the contents of a folder and directly paste them into a chat window for a friend to see. I realize I could do ls > filename.txt to create a file (filename.txt) ...
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VIm : copy all file to paste it in web browser

I'm trying to find and answer using search but nothing's working. What I try to do: I'm editing a part of a html file using VIm, by creating a local file. Then, from VIm, I'd like to copy all (Ctrl+A ...
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Auto-copy mouse selection from wine application

My issue is basically the same one as posted here. I use Goldendict that pops up to translate words which have been selected. This doesn't work when selecting text in a wine application, though. ...
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Script to view office documents in Microsoft Office Online

I have to convert a lot of Microsoft Word documents to PDF for my work. It is very important to me to render the formatting as accurately as possible. I successfully installed Office 2010 on Xubuntu ...
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Command to copy currently selected text

Is there a way to copy currently selected text into clipboard? I'm trying to make my eastystroke gesture more general than "Ctrl+C" since it doesn't work in every application - for example terminal. ...
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ClipIt functionality: Can't paste in order

      Linux is unlike windows due to the lack of choices in software. For example, in my current Lubuntu 14.04 LTS there is no choices in clipboard managers. Either you ...
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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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How to save text string in ClipBoard on Ubuntu Touch

As in topic I need to be copy text to ClipBoard but not by pressAndHold in TextField. Is there other way of doing this then via c++ ?
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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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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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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?