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Ubuntu 22.04 VirtualBox client, the copy and paste between host and client stops working

Ubuntu 22.04 VirtualBox client. After upgrading the kernel from 5.15.0-39-generic to 5.15.0-40-generic, the copy and paste between host and client stopped working. Anybody else has the same problem ...
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How to copy paste in ubuntu server using virtualbox

So I'm using virtualbox and I want to copy paste a command, how do I do that and is that possible in Ubuntu Server 22.04? Like I'm on Windows 10 and I have a command that I want to use on Ubuntu ...
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Copy file to clipboard via command-line

I have a very long path to a PDF file: foo/bar/blu/one/two/something/blabla/file.pdf I see the above path in my terminal. Now I want to copy+paste this file (the PDF, not the filename) into a chat-...
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Pasting CSV from clipboard

I am using DBVisualizer under Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (with all updates from "Software Updater" installed), and I often want to copy table data out of it into other applications. According to ...
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Disable text highlighting when pasting using the mouse wheel in a terminal [duplicate]

I was testing the new Ubuntu 22.04 release and I noticed something really annoying: When I highlight text anywhere and use the mouse wheel to paste it in a terminal window (any terminal) - the text ...
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Have to paste twice to get copied text pasted

I'm having problems with copy-paste at the moment. Many times, I have to press ctrl+V twice to get the copied text to be pasted. It looks like a bug, but I'm not sure what is responsible for this ...
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Cannot copy and paste files into common folder --- Ubuntu 20.04

I cannot copy and paste common files (.odt, .pdf...) into common dekstop folders. I run Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I guess some permission got switched off. Can somebody help me with the issue? EDIT: For ...
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Copy paste from terminal to browser in Ubuntu 21.10 not working

trying to copy-paste a text from terminal to chrome, for example (or any other app). I see that in Ubuntu 21.10 the copy was changed to ^+6 (i.e. Alt + 6), while paste was changed to CTRL+U (however ...
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URL Link Files do not copy to external storage

I have saved URL links outside my FireFox browser inside a folder named "Research Website Links". I am not saving the URL links inside the FireFox Bookmark Manager because I need my URL ...
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Unable to copy paste files from Ubuntu to windows partition

I was easily able to copy paste files from Ubuntu Downloads folder to any of the other partitions. But now it says, it has read-only permissions. I have windows installed alongside Ubuntu. Something ...
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How do I disable/remove Klipper in KDE Plamsa 5?

Klipper is frequently causing the system to hang on copy/paste actions. This is indicated by my taskbar being non-interactive on copy/paste. This will usually last for 10-30 seconds, or I will restart ...
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Dumping all data from old HD to new HD

Please advise the easy way dumping all data from an old 4TB HD, ext 4, to a brand new 4TB HD, NTFS format, no OS on the old HD. The new 4TB HD will be used for data storage ONLY in another dual boot ...
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Copy & paste does not work between host and guest ubuntu, spice installed

I have a QEMU VM, both the host and guest OS being ubuntu 20.04. I wanna enable copy & paste function between the host and guest. I have read the answers of following two thread: How can I copy&...
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Copy/paste not working in VMware VM with Live Linux system

Following up with Copy/paste and drag&drop not working in VMware machine with Ubuntu, For any Live Linux system (Ubuntu, KUbuntu, LUbuntu, etc), I don't think copy/paste text can be working out of ...
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Shell script to copy multiple files

I'm trying to do a shell script that would copy a bunch of files but struggle with setting up a loop to read through the files: aws s3 cp s3://noaa-bdp-pds/gdas.YYYYMMDD/00/atmos/hdas.t00z.sfcf000.nc ...
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How can I make text in dialog windows selectable (for copying)?

Well, I mean more all windows rather than just dialog windows, but I can't think of a better term to start pointing in the direction of what I mean. To be more concrete: kdialog --title '...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Septemer 2021 - VIM-Only Error: whatever update was pushed broke pasting, both hightlight/middle button and ctrl-insert/shift-ctrl-insert

Been using vi since the late 1980s, so let's assume I'm extremely familiar with it... Whenever I try to paste now (yes, in insert mode) it first overwrites lines, then pastes part of the selection and ...
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Copying files and folders, such that access rights come from umask, like for new files and directories

How can I copy files to some destination folder such that Access rights are derived from umask, i.e. the copied files and folders should behave with this respect as if they have been newly created. - ...
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copy/paste between different programs stops working under Ubuntu 21.04

My OS: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 21.04 Release: 21.04 Codename: hirsute I've installed it days ago on my Dell Latitude 7420, and also have a bunch of other problems, ...
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How to write all file name in a text file and output to a different folder (directory)?

I have a folder with about 5000 files. I want the file name into a text file. I tried ls >> Out_file.txt but I want the output file to be saved in a different directory/folder.
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How do I get the words I copied yesterday in ubuntu

I use copyQ to capture the words I copy and paste into ubuntu, but I'm trying to find a word I copied and pasted yesterday but I can't find it in the copyQ interface, is there a way to capture ...
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How can I copy/paste from Hyper-V Windows 10 into Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server bash?

I have Ubuntu Server installed on a Hyper-V virtual machine and would like to be able to copy/paste from my Windows 10 machine into the Ubuntu Server's command line. Is it possible? Any help is ...
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How to get Enno Gröper selectyall-Terminator-Plugin working (Ubuntu)?

I am working on Ubuntu running inside a VM made from Virtualbox on Windows 10. By looking for a way to select all the text in a Terminator terminal, I get to following this AU thread , indicating how ...
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Copy and paste zip files based on name

I have DEM zip files that include decimal degrees in the name of the files (ex: TDM1_DEM_30_N01E007.zip). I need to reorganize all the zip files into new folders based on UTM zone. All the zips are ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 screen share -- how to enable copy paste over vnc?

As stated in the title, Ubuntu 21.04 under sharing enables vnc and you can enable control as well. But copy/past is not working when connecting from another machine using RealVNC. Is there a hidden ...
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Cannot copy/paste file from ssd to hdd?

Now my system has 3 disks: 1 window SSD, 1 Ubuntu on the other SSD, and 1 HDD. 2 system is dual boot setup. Everything and operation is fine (I still copy-paste normally from HDD to SSD) except ...
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How to disable middle button paste in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

I have installed Tweaks and turned Middle Click Paste off. That doesn't help. I have also followed all of the recommendations in these posts: How do I disable middle mouse button click paste? However, ...
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Ubuntu 21.04 Wayland copy/paste intermittently fails

Ubuntu 21.04 Gnome 3.38.5 Wayland I've noticed that intermittently copy/paste starts failing. Anecdotally this only seems to happen when trying to paste into an electron app (slack/atom) but after ...
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Is mouse middle click copy-and-paste a bug?

When you select some text (not copy) and then click the middle button of the mouse somewhere, the text gets pasted there without being copied on Ubuntu 20.04. Is this a bug or a feature?
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Is there a way to paste multiple lines to the left of multiple lines (keeping formatting) in libreoffice writer?

If I have these lines 1 2 3 and these lines abc def ghi Is there a way to paste them so that I get 1abc 2def 3ghi That is to say, I want that the original bold characters (and any other formatted ...
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Cannot copy/cut and paste from file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS [duplicate]

VIDEO I cannot copy and paste files from the file manager to Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Is there a way to fix this issue?
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Digikam: Copy and Paste images

I would like to copy some images from Digikam to Nautilus. Somehow I prefer ctrl-c and ctrl-v to drag+drop. The context-menu in Nautilus is empty, although I selected and copied some files in Digikam. ...
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Read-only error on lxle dual boot with windows 10

Tried disabling the fast boot option in Windows 10 also tried shift+shutdown but still it refuses to give me access to paste files Into Windows 10. The paste option is grayed out giving me "Read-...
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How to transfer a file between two AWS different servers using pem files, while on a local system

local to remote (upload) working scp -i remote.pem ~/Downloads/file.zip ubuntu@1.1.1.1:/var/www/html remote to local (download) working scp -i remote.pem ubuntu@1.1.1.1:/var/www/html/file.zip ~/...
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Error: Virtualbox unable to insert the virtual optocal disk C:\ Program Files \ Oracle \ Virtualbox \ VBoxguestadditions.iso into the machine Xubuntu

I am a beginner and just installed VM VirtualBox 6.1.16140961-Win and xubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64. As I was not able to copy / paste from my pc (Windows 10) with Ctrl+Alt+C / Ctrl+Alt+V (and even ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS stops in the middle of multiple file copy-paste for popup prompt (file transfer error)... Is this normal?

I am new and slowly learning the world of Linux and some things I prefer over Windows, some things I don't. Yesterday, I started a huge backup (~200k files, 800GB) with right-click copy/paste. The ETA ...
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how to consolidate all clipboards for copy and paste?

How can I configure copy-paste such that ctrl-insert and ctrl-c use the same clipboard? All too often I go to paste and end up pasting a document rather than a link, or other problematic paste. If it'...
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Clipboard app which shows all

I use Ubuntu Studio 20.04.1 LTS. I've been installed 2 clipboard apps: Clipit and Clipman. But, none of them shows all. Let's say: when I copy some image, from any source, they don't show it. When I ...
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Files copy or paste becomes corrupted

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.When I am using the default file manager to copy or cut files in it takes a lots of time and most of the time it becomes hanged at a point of copying.Sometimes it shows ...
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tmux copy mode not working in ubuntu16.04

I want to copy the stdout in my tmux terminal, and I can't use mouse to copy because it will select to the other pane which I don't want it. I goolge 'tmux copy' and found the solution as below : ...
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Copying and exporting chat from Zoom

Is there a way of selection on Zoom under Ubuntu all the chat to copy and paste it into a text file? I can only select one message at a time.
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Copied filenames prefixed with `x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://`

Whenever I copy-paste a file path I get this: x-special/nautilus-clipboard copy file://<file-path> instead of just <file-path>
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How do I solve Copy-Paste problem in my computer HDD folder on Ubuntu 20.04LTS?

I have an HP laptop, with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Windos10 installed in it(dual boot). I have a 1TB HDD. The problem is I am unable to copy & paste any file from one folder to another, and also if I ...
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A text import screen pops up while trying to copy and paste an xlsx spreadsheet [duplicate]

When I try to copy and paste an xlxs spreadsheet, a text import screen pops up. This has not happened before. How do I stop it and, revert back to a simply copy and paste?
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On Ubuntu 20.04 the clipboard is cleared when I log out. Is this the same behaviour as on other systems?

OS version: Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Ubuntu clears the clipboard content after logging out. So let's say that I copied a piece of text before logging out and I logged in again, the text can't be pasted. I ...
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Error splicing file while copying even with small files

I am using VMware and Ubuntu 20.04 as guest, win7 as host. While trying to copy files to shared folder I am getting "Error splicing file:input/output error" It used to work, but I made copy ...
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copy paste between remote sessions remmina in ubuntu 20.04 LT

in the past, i have been able to copy and paste text windows remote desktop sessions. Now for some reason, I cannot do this. I would like to regain this functionality, how might i do that? I am using ...
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Vim Mode copy-paste not working on Tmux

I am new at using Tmux. I have seen that it is quite difficult to copy-paste inside Tmux. So I searched for an easier method. Some sites suggested that I should use vim mode as I am quite familiar ...
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copy paste was working on its own

I have Ubuntu Laptop ( from System76) . Am facing issues when I type a text/line be it either in email/notepad/document. Say that am typing a doc of 10 lines when I am typing 2nd line my cursor ...
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How to copy text of a notification to the clipboard?

I need to copy text of a notification. It is an error message which I cannot find in any other place (log, terminal, stdout), it just shows up in the notification. I open notifications panel, select ...
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