Placing file/string that have been copied.

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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 terminal 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 few days ...
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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 ...
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Insert text blocks everywhere

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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Cannot paste to Google Calendar App

I have recently returned to using Ubuntu after several years on CentOS, just for kicks. I appreciated seeing a Google Calendar App available and am generally pleased with it. However, I often would ...
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Copy paste not working on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem: when I copy something from my computer to a USB or an SD card, the copy is done without no problem; but when I remove the SD card, all the files are gone.
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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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Paste and match style

You know, in OS X, you can paste some text with an option to match a style of the environment it's being pasted into. Can I do it somehow in Ubuntu?
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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 ...