Questions tagged [paste]

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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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Middle button for scroll with tracking point and for paste on Thinkpad Trakpoint keyboard II

I have a laptop Thinkpad E14 and an external keyboard ThinkPad TrackPoint Keyboard II (with radio, but tried also with BT), with Ubuntu 20.10 (but the issue was also in 20.04 LTS). The issue is that ...
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Paste output stream to the current writing place

I want to have a script .sh(which will be binded to hotkey) which pasts text from file, it should work like ctrl + v. I need something like cat which pasts output not in terminal, but any application(...
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Gpaste daemon very high cpu pasting images untill killed

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS fully up to date, shell 3.36.8, window manager X11, 4 core - 8 thread intel cpu. I am taking png screenshots with Flameshot 0.6.0, that I then paste in a LibreOffice 6.4.6....
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Paste helper - select text to paste from dropdown list

Is there any tool to hold predefined list of elements to paste, which can be activated by shortcut. For example, when I need to paste my bank account I want to press button, select bank account from ...
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How do I disable 'Warning: Unsafe Paste' pop-up?

After upgrading from xubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, I'm getting the following warning message popping up when I try to paste into a terminal: I'm and experienced user. I do understand the implications of ...
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Screenshots don't get automatically copied. Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

When I take a screenshot it just gets saved in my pictures folder but doesn't get copied automatically anymore. Before I was able to paste my screenshots right after taking them but it suddenly ...
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How to replace every 2nd line sed

How to replace every 2nd line of a text file with another text file list of lines. Example: cat filea.txt I love Pink I love Blue I love Dogs I love MOMO cat bileb.txt I hate yello I hate white I ...
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Problem in copying texts from codeblocks 20.03 in ubuntu 16.04

I am using ubuntu 16.04 And codeblocks 20.03 When i copy from codeblocks and paste anywhere else, nothing gets pasted. But when i paste in codeblocks, it worked fine. I used Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V Also ...
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How to execute PASTE command with sequence number?

I have a folder with 50000 files (file1, file2 ... file49999, file50000) and I need to execute this command: paste file{1..3000} > 1output.txt. It works fine if I paste it in the shell and execute ...
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LTS 20.04 middle mouse button paste just stopped working yesterday

I use this function all the time and it just stopped working September 3rd. There were some package updates that day, so it had to be one of those because I didn't mess around with any settings that ...
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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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Copy file from terminal and paste in GUI and vice versa

Is there a way to copy a file with a terminal command and then paste it via the GUI somewhere? I just wondered that. I never thought of this so far, but sometimes that would be really handy. Would ...
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Suddenly can't paste or create files to any other drive. (Xubuntu dual boot with freshly installed Windows 10) [duplicate]

I have 2 hard drives on automount that I could access perfectly. Then I installed Windows 10 and repaired GRUB to get dual boot. I don't know if that's the cause but now I can't paste any files into ...
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Copy and paste from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20

I am running Ubuntu 20 through Oracle VM and I'd like to be able to copy and paste lengthy strings into Terminal from my Windows OS. I have installed Guest Additions and turned on Bidirectional ...
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how do I paste the text currently in the clipboard into the terminal opened inside vim by using the command :terminal

I have recently started using vim and opened the terminal using :terminal command in vim but I am not being able to paste the text in the clipboard in it. Can someone guide me on how to do it. It ...
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Cut, Copy Paste keyboard shortcut problem on ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 20.04 on my dektop and when I tried to use ctrl+x, ctrl+c, ctrl+vshortcuts to cut/copy/paste a file/text/folder etc nothing happened. I checked the keyboard shortcuts on ...
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Unable to paste from Linux PC to USB flash drive, but from another Windows PC it works, until repairing the USB drive [duplicate]

I just tried to copy a file from a PC with Linux to a USB flash drive like I did it some minutes before. Unfortunately, I could not click on the paste option anymore. When attaching the same drive to ...
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Auto-pasting into GUI text editor/box

I'm trying to create a script which processes selected text from the gui (any number of apps, like browser, text editor, etc) and then replaces the selected text with the processed text automatically ...
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System freezes on copying or pasting

I am using LibreOffice Version: 6.0.7.3 Build-ID: 1:6.0.7-0ubuntu0.18.04.10 CPU-Threads: 12; BS: Linux 4.15; UI-Render: Standard; VCL: gtk3; on an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. When copying something, the ...
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Copy and paste issue with Ubuntu 19.10

Since updating on Ubuntu 19.10 I have to copy a text twice to insert it. This issue occurs when I want to copy a password from a file opened inside LibreOffice Writer to Firefox. How can I solve the ...
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Copy and Paste only working on second attempt

just wondering if anybody else is experiencing a weird issue I am able to replicate across multiple machines running Ubuntu 19.04 I have updated all machines to the latest repo packages, and this ...
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How to actually overwrite when pasting from clipboard in overwrite mode

When I'm in Overwrite Mode in Sublime Text 3/gedit, normal keystrokes overwrite characters underneath the cursor. I expected that pasting from the clipboard would similarly replace characters, but ...
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Folder permision

I am unable to copy or paste in other local disk in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I have tried sudo chmod -Rf 777 /media/atanu/Study where study is my local disk name. It is showing permission issues.
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Ubuntu 18.04 Nautilus copy image instead of path

I am used to simply COPY (Ctrl+C) an image file from the file manager and past it into a document (Slack, Google Docs etc), this is standard feature on Windows and macOS. However on Ubuntu 18.04 and ...
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How to restore a Paste Shortcut CTRL+V [closed]

I installed an clipboard app and selected Ctrl+V for it. Now, the shortcut Ctrl+V does not work even if uninstall the app. How restore a Ctrl+V shortcut?
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How can highlight copy in terminal, paste outside terminal?

When I highlight copy in the terminal I can paste with shift+insert. But when I press shift insert in google chrome it gives different output. How do you get it to copy globally?
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CTL V or H fails in NANO

Used to be I could copy outside of nano and within NANO paste. That is failing now on my install. I have a current linux on a Lenovo laptop.
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want to exchange the content of 2 files [duplicate]

I have 2 files F1 and F2 and I want the content of F1 moves to F2 and the content of F2 moves to F1 is it possible with line commands?
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Copy from LibreOffice to CKEditor

If I copy a LibreOffice Table (spreadsheet, not writer) to CKEDitor4 it does copy and past an image. With CKEditor5 the table gets copied. Is there a way to get this working with CKEditor4? https://...
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How to remove ugly frames when copiyng to Libreoffice from browser?

Sometimes i copy/paste text from browser to LibreOffice, and page formatting|stylings from the browser page spoil the text looking ugly, like this, for example: Sometimes those frames|images|tables ...
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I paste a code in WSL but I get only part of it

I use Ubuntu 16.04 (xenial) via WSL. I copy this code #!/bin/bash read -p "Have you created db credentials already?" yn case $yn in [Yy]* ) break;; [Nn]* ) exit;; esac When I paste it in ...
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Copy (CRTL+C) fails recurrently in first time it is used

I have a weird problem I don't know how to solve or even to debug. I copy (in general, no specific application) with CTRL + C and paste with CTRL + V. I would say that 70% of the times I use CTRL + ...
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Avoid trailing whitespace when copy/pasting from bash/byobu terminal

I wrote a bash script that computes information and echoes it into my byobu terminal. I then select the whole thing with my mouse and paste it into a Gmail conversation after editing it a bit. ...
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Middle click paste not working in terminal

I have upgraded several machines to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and enabled the "middle click paste" in the gnome settings. On one machine the middle click paste does not work in terminal windows but in other ...
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How do I copy just the text inside double (") quotes and single (' apostrophe) quotes? (in xterm terminal)

If I have a string like "8383838" and I want just the digits part I can double click to get "8383838" but if I click randomly I sometimes get 8383838 without quotes. I'd like to know what I'm doing to ...
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How to make keyboard work like OSX System Wide Ubuntu 18?

How can I, using Ubuntu 18, remap my keyboard <ctrl>-c to <super>-c and <ctrl>-p to <super>-p? I've followed Gnome questions on AskUbuntu but the answers do not work for ...
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decouple copy paste and select paste in virtualbox

after setup, virtualbox natively shares the copy buffer between vm and remote or local host machine but doesn't share the select buffer. It also overrides whatever is on the vm's select buffer every ...
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paste content from clipboard to text file in ex mode?

In normal mode "+p can paste content in + regiter to text file ,+p can't paste content from clipboard to text file in ex mode,how can? :reg + --- Registers --- "+ smartphone There is a word ...
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Ubuntu 16.04, need help doing simple tasks lol

I'm using an older computer so even if I did have Ubuntu 18.04 it'd run fairly slow (I know because I've tried lol) and Ubuntu 16.04 was the only one I could use on my laptop that'd run fast and ...
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Change insert copied text from Shift Ctrl V to Shift Insert

In most cases, shift insert works when you want to insert copied text. But in a terminal, it uses Shift Ctrl v. Any way to change that behaviour to Shift Insert?
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Remmina Copy-Paste issue

I utilize the Remmina software in order to connect through the XRDP service in a remote Ubuntu server. However, I cannot use the copy-paste functions to copy information from the remote machine to my ...
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Copy and Paste not working in VM console

I am really trying to install some software in my VirtualBox VM by pasting a link address from Google Chrome browser and there is no such paste in my console. Installed guest additions, I enabled ...
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HP Pavilion touch pad won't cut n paste

I have Ubuntu 18.04 on HP Pavilion 15aw094nr and used firefox and chromium browsers and cut n paste won't work and I suspect it is the track/touch pad. When I highlight anything in a browser and tap ...
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Inserting file name in first line of merged txt files

I want to combine multiple txt-files using the paste-command and I want the names of each txt file as a part of the newfile. The Txt-files (ie. 01.txt) look like this: X936 X937 X938 ...
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How to copy/paste a table from LibreOffice Writer TO LibreOffice Calc

How can I paste a Writer table to Calc to see it full? It always cut down (hide) the borders. How can it be pasted to see the full area in the same size and same aspect? What do I have to change?
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how do i paste something from buffer Directly to file using terminal in ubuntu?

Recently, i'd copied some text from browser and i was too lazy too go and paste it in file by using file explorer. i was wandering if i can paste it directly to the file by just using terminal and ...
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How to copy text from (or paste to) Putty

this is similar to the question found here: How do I copy text from PuTTY to another window? I have tried all suggestions mentioned in that link, using the mouse to highlight text, but it does not ...
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text highlighting (select to copy) stopped working in the terminal

I have a weird effect in one workstation: suddenly, the system does not allow me to copy text from a terminal to paste it somewhere else by simpling selecting it. I can still paste into the terminal ...
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can't cut/Paste or move file in all my partition even using “sudo nautilus”

I have big problem to use my PC because I can't cut or paste or move all my file and folder in all my partition without system partition of Ubuntu. I use Ubuntu 17.04. I tried to search any response ...