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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xsel output contains trash at the end if a long input is piped into it to set the clipboard

To reproduce: seq 10000 | /usr/bin/xsel -b /usr/bin/xsel -b Observed output: either of: nothing the correct output the correct output + a few lines of trash at the end The output changes ...
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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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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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Does ClipIT help to track data's source and destination?

I know that ClipIt saves history of last copied items. My questions are: Is there a way to know what is the source and destination of each copied item ? If not, is there other clipboard manager ...
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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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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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How to create a custom application launcher that copies a text to my clipboard?

I want to make a Custom Application Launcher and then add it to my Panel so that every time I click on it, it copy's a pre-loaded line of text, but I don't know how to write the commands for it. For ...
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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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How can I pipe the output of a bash or shell command to the clip board? [duplicate]

In order to minimize mouse usage (accessibility and health reasons), how can I pipe the standard out to the OS clip board? That is, I'd like to do something like: $ drush uli | ...
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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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Intermittent copy and paste in Unity, but works fine in i3wm

When pasting some text, it often doesn't paste the most recently copied text, but something from earlier. This happens even when copying and pasting within the same application. I'm using 15.04, but ...
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Is there a setting to have copied content NOT vanish if I close the source application?

A similar question is asked here - Ctrl + V will not work if I close the application I copied text from - now please don't merge this question to that, because that question only asks why? I am ...
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How to copy files into /usr/local/? (permission denied)

I'm still a little new to Ubuntu and was wondering how I can copy files, in this case Aptana Studio, to /usr/local/ without being denied. Is there a way to do it in terminal? Or a way to allow ...
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Add a newline at end of clipboard contents

I use xclip to copy the contents of the clipboard and pipe them to another application. However, if the last line that was copied doesn't have an end of line character, it doesn't show in the ...
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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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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 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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Clipboard history: Need to get something far back

I really need to get some text I copied earlier on today (I have probably copied stuff hundreds of times after that). My computer has been running from the time the text was copied. I do not have any ...
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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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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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Remove vim indents when I paste directly from system clipboard

I have a problem with vim when I paste something it puts them in by placing in each newline. How can I set default settings of vim.
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Use tmux set-clipboard in gnome-terminal (XTerm's disallowedWindowOps)

As shown in the manpages tmux supports the set-clipboard option to control the system clipboard using the terminal escape codes \e]52;...\007. I would like to use this functionality in gnome-terminal, ...
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Unable to copy text from the terminal to external programs

Aim: I want to copy my public ssh key generated on AWS Server to my github account. I have little experience with Ubuntu. I use the ssh command from my laptop to connect to the AWS Server. The ...
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Clipboard cleared after closing gnome terminal

Sometime I copy some part of text in gnome-terminal but the clipboard is cleared when the terminal window is closed. Is there a way to prevent this?
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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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vim and system clipboard

I can cat a file, copy and paste text with the middle button or shift-insert. How can I copy text in vim and paste it from the system clipboard?
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Copy not working everywhere

Paste is working just fine yet copy... It is not like it does not copy at all just it copies at random from the first try to something like 100th try. It happens cross apps and in the same app, ...
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copy - text functionality is broken in 12.04

Copy and paste some text between apps, broke the pasted app. When I restart the system, it is working as excepted, but after a time It starts to fail again. Which application is responsible for ...
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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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What Editor has NO Syntax Highlighting and can copy&paste text in GTK interfaces?

Simple problem: I have a JSON file that is used for snapshot serialization of a JS-based VM. It contains a shitload of data and every single editor crashes while trying to open it, except vim. But, ...
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How to copy the stdout of a command to the clipboard in a default Ubuntu installation?

I ran up against this question, and i found it quite interesting. While researching for that, i found out that a solution had been posted already here on AskUbuntu, plus multiple times on ...
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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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copy to clipboard current path from console with no mouse [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it possible to copy to clipboard output of pwd command. I often need to copy some path and I have to select it with mouse, do several clicks and that is annoying for me. What I want ...
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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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How to best copy large files to an SD card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Copying files to SD card not saving When copying large (or even files of a few KB) to an SD card from Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat), the files appear to be there, ...
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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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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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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 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 ...