Placing file/string that have been copied.

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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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Ubuntu 16.04 Paste is grayed out

I wanted to install cuda. installed it but now have to copy a few files from cuDNN into it, the paste option is grayed out, and when i try to extract the files directly into it. It says i do not have ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 not working

Keyboard shortcuts for copy paste in 14.04 has stopped working for me in last couple of weeks. CTRL+V and CTRL+C does not give any result to me. I had to right click to use copy and paste. Any idea in ...
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How do you copy/paste between Mac OSX and UbuntuServer 14.04 inside VirtualBox

I'm having issues trying to setup GitLab on my Ubuntu server, running inside VirtualBox on Mac OS X. Copy/Paste does not work. I have installed guest additions and have changed the host-key to right-...
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How do I change the (general) shortcut for Copy/Paste/Cut

Because I don't use the traditional QWERTY layout, and instead have opted for the Dvorak layout, it has screwed up the ease of use for doing simple copy/paste/cut etc. functions. How do I remap those ...
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How do I paste a screenshot to Writer?

When I take a screenshot with say Alt + Printscreen and Ctrl + V in LibreOffice Writer, out comes only text 'screenshot'. How do paste actual image to Writer? I know the screenshot is taken due the ...
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Shift + Insert does not work in ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu, I have installed Ubuntu on VMware and when I copy something from Windows and paste it on Ubuntu (using Shift+Insert) it does not work. Also, I am not able to ssh (ssh unknown ...
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Can I add a predetermined paste option when I right-click?

Quite often I find myself typing in my email address in different places. Is there any way to add a paste option with a predetermined address? (I run Ubuntu 14.04) Thanks!
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opening or editing a file quickly?

how can i open a file with along name using leafpad,notepadqq....etc without copying the name and pasting it is there any trick on the keyboard or a command ? thanks on advanced Beginner
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Cannot copy text from Acrobat reader on Ubuntu

I'm using Adobe Reader version 9.5.5 04/26/2013 on Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I can select some text in Acrobat reader, I can use the menu Edit->Copy but when I paste in Gedit, nothing happens and nothing is ...
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matlab R2015a in Linux: Can't copy paste with conventional way

It seems that in linux version 'matlab R2015a' copy paste can not be done with 'Ctrl+c' and 'Ctrl+v'. So how can I solve this? Is there any way to reconfigure matlab' to do this by, 'Ctrl+c' and 'Ctrl+...
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Keyboard shorcuts like copy, paste, select all not working 14.04

Fresh install of 14.04 unity ubuntu. These shortcuts don't work. Was not able to find the solution. Has anybody has the same problem?
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Nautilus: change “paste” to auto-check copied file against original

Is it somehow possible (maybe with nautilus actions?) to change the behaviour of the "paste" functionality or to add a new paste functionality that does the following: paste as normal do a diff of ...
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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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Copying and pasting from ubuntu thru putty to another computer

I am trying to copy code from a forum then paste it thru putty to a nano editor file. Can't seem to get it to paste into nano.
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Build tables - Append a selected column

I have several tables (tab separation) as follow: YEAR MONTH DAY RES 1971 1 1 1000 1971 1 2 1542 .... All of them present the same three first column. In order to group all the data ...
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How to paste into emacs --no-window-system without auto-indent?

If I paste a piece of code from the browser to emacs -nw with middle mouse button, or Ctrl+Shift+v (in gnome-terminal paste from clipboard), it's incorrectly indented. Original code: for (i=0; i<=...
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Problem with “while read” and paste

I have 69 files called *.sites.pi. For instance, OC9.sites.pi, cu27.sites.pi, etc. The prefix of each file (that is before the .sites.pi) is in a file called ind_list. $ cat ind_list OC9 Ocu27 ... ...
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copy paste shortcuts are not working anywhere on ubuntu

I am new to ubuntu, I am not getting how to copy paste on ubuntu. ctrl+C, ctrl+x, ctrl+Y, ctrl+V nothing seems to work out. Shift+ctrl+C, Shift+ctrl+x, Shift+ctrl+Y, Shift+ctrl+V also doesnt work. ...
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Why bracketed paste mode is enabled sporadically in my terminal screen?

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a weird issue with my terminal screen which is bugging me a lot. Could someone help me with it or explain me if I'm doing something wrong or non linux-way? I have some ...
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Code to send the contents of a text file into a terminal window [closed]

I'm looking for some code to be able to send the contents of a text file to the terminal window at the press of a button or through by typing an alias into the terminal. If I explain what I'm trying ...
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How to copy a line in vi and paste it to console?

There is a text file with bash commands. Is there a way to copy a line from that file using vi and paste it to console? It may be nano as well. It is console only server installation. No mouse to be ...
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Context menu's 'Copy' is delayed in Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and Firefox 38.0 Sometimes when I select text, right-click, and select 'Copy', the action causes the menu to hang for 5-8 seconds before it's completed. What's going on? I ...
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Periodically cut and paste files

I'm running a model that generates quite a stream of outputs. In fact they are so many that it ends up dying because the hard-drive is filled up Is there a way (maybe with cron) to periodically scan ...
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Strange things happening with typing

This just started yesterday for seemingly no reason; For some reason whenever I type my computer will randomly go back of it's own accord and highlight the text and then, without copying it to my ...
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I see one backslash, but there are actually two backslashes!

Does anyone can help me to understand that weird issue? I was trying to rename a very long list of folders. I went to the parent directory and listed all the folders to rename in a text file: find ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Right mouse click and paste (shift+ctrl+v or ctrl+v) does not work when pasting on to the terminal. HELP!

I try to copy from the descriptions and paste the code into the terminal but it doesn't work. Even the rightmouse click does not work. Ctrl+V or Ctrl+Shift+V does not work even the right mouse click ...
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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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Can file transfer speed be increased with an application when copy-pasting large amounts of data?

Are there transfer speed differences when a copy-paste action is done with different file managers? Transfer speed seem to vary within a single operation, but can a file manager or other application ...
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File transfer (copy/paste) speed variations - why?

What could be the causes of variations in the speed of file transfer (copy&paste) of large data (multiple video files) from my computer to an external device? I notice huge differences in speed, ...
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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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Midnight commander surrounds copy pasted text with “0~” and “1~” (14.04)

This is not reproduced stadily. Sometimes when I'm switching to "subshell mode" with ctrl+o combination and pasting some buffered text either with shift+insert or by "paste" context menu item ...
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copy and paste doesn't work in terminal

When trying to copy and paste from the terminal, it doesn't work. Neither Ctrl + C nor right button after highlighting (no option to copy or cut appear). I installed Ubuntu 12.4 for the first time a ...
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How do I get Nautilus to let me copy and paste a folder?

When copying a file from a network share (SMB on my Macbook) using Nautilus, I get an error complaining, "Error while copying 'Folder-name.' 'X' is a folder. I know that I'm copying a folder, and that'...
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Tool to insert text snippets into applications

In german you start mails and letters with "Sehr geehrter Herr ....". I am tired of typing this again and again. And I am tired of configuring applications to give me shortcuts to insert text blocks ...
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How to copy and paste files with CLI and have a status [duplicate]

I am trying to copy large amounts of data using SSH so all I have is the CLI. I am using the cp -a /source/* /dest/ method but I can't tell how fast it is copying or what the progress is. Is there ...
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How do I copy files outside my home directory?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Copy and paste outside my home directory is not working using the command line as well as through the menu option. While I am able to copy from the menu option, paste ...
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How to paste text from an external source into the xterm edited file? [duplicate]

I want to copy some text from a webpage and paste it into a file opened with xterm editor. How can I paste my text into the xterm edited file?
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paste image resulted from ctrl+shift+printScreen

when i try paste image resulted from ctrl+shift+printScreen to freemind it don't paste any thing. but when i try paste it in libreoffice it work properly. please help me
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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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Can't create folders from GUI even though I'm ADMIN/ROOT

I'm pretty new to ubuntu, or linux for that matter, and I'm trying to perform the simplest activity ever, copy and paste a file; for some reason, when I right-click the folder /usr/bin I see that the ...
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Pasting paths into gnome-terminal

How can I paste the path to a file or folder into the terminal. When I try to do this, it pastes the path as file:///home/user/path/file. How can I make it paste as a normal path. Guake terminal does ...
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Global keyboard shortcut for copy, cut and paste

How can I define a global shortcuts for copy, cut and paste? I'm used to Mac's ⌘+C for copy and ⌘+V for paste. They are global, so I can use them interchanging data between CLI and GUI apps. How can ...
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GNOME-Terminal - Copy file and place in separate directory

I was wondering how I could copy a file and paste it in a separate directory (like a different folder besides the current one) in the GNOME-Terminal. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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How to avoid the “dangerous copy and paste” problem

A brief quote from the article "Old tricks are new again: Dangerous copy and paste" at The H Security website: Copying and pasting something does not necessarily mean the user will get what they ...
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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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How do I copy and paste files from one directory to another using the mouse?

On Microsoft Windows, I right-click on the file and choose "Copy". I place my cursor on the target directory, right-click on it and choose "Paste". The file will be copied to the target folder. It ...
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Input text at the cursor (in any window)

I need to be able to input some text (constant) at the cursor of any window by pressing a defined shortcut (I know this is specific to a window manager, so this isn't part of the question). I.e. I'm ...