Questions tagged [paste]

Placing file/string that have been copied.

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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

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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Input/output error while paste to my hhd

After remounting my filesystem to read-write,when i try to paste a file to my hhd,there shows an error : Error creating directory /media/riyadh/movies/Witness.For.The.Prosecution.1957.HDTV.720p.H264: ...
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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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Virtualbox drag and drop works but not copy paste?

I think there are many questions about this topic, but I don t think I saw this specific case: I have Vbox 6.1.4 within windows 10 and installed ubuntu 18 latest version on it. I installed the guest ...
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GNOME Tweaks disable middle-mouse paste does not work

I appreciate that there is a "disable middle mouse paste" function in GNOME Tweaks, however, it seems to not work for me. I have it turned off and yet still my middle mouse button pastes. The weird ...
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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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Copy paste and Selection working on default Desktop-env but not on additionaly installed desktop-env like LXDE , XFCE on Ubuntu

When i'm install different desktop env eg, LXDE , Xfce and other the copy paste selection is not working so any one can give me solution ?
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Middle Mouse button paste stopped working in 19.04

I updated ubuntu-base a few days ago and noticed that pressing the middle mouse button to paste stopped working. Does anybody know how to enable this or ensure it's enabled. I checked and I am not ...
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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 ...
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I can't copy and paste into the terminal in Unity 16.04 on a Chromebook [duplicate]

I have a Chromebook and have installed Unity 16.04 on the device. I cannot seem to copy and paste into the terminal as it is a laptop and does not have a mouse button which, when I looked, seemed to ...
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Gnome clipboard buffer

Since Ubuntu Gnome replaced Unity in 17.10, I'm having trouble copying and pasting. I've read the article about adding an extension and have seen other sites recommending applications to manage this. ...
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Is it possible to to take screenshot and paste it using keyboard only?

I frequently create material containing screenshots from computer. For ~15 years using Windows and Word it was Alt+PrintScreen -> Ctrl+V and the image was in place. In Ubuntu similar result can be ...
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Unwanted symbols while pasting text on to terminal

I get 0~ symbol before the text and 1~ after the text while pasting it on to the terminal window. Is it related to some edits that I made in .bashrc or .vimrc files? Eg: I see '0~allowed1~' when I ...
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copy does not work in gnome-shell

I just upgrade my computer from ubuntu 16.04 to 17.10, the copy(keyboard shortcut ctrl+shift+c or copy from popover menu) in gnome-shell sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, all my software was update ...
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Copy/Paste loop code

I am new in Linux so here is my very basic question. I have a directory with 41 folders. I need to create a loop so that the process goes into each folder, copy all the files and then paste everything ...
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Copy and paste doesn't work in the terminal

Before you go marking this as a dupe, I know about Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V I try to use them, and it doesn't work. On one particular Ubuntu computer, normal copy paste commands do not work: ...
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Not consistent Libre Calc text paste AND cell reference/formulas

This is really awkward. I tried pasting from a text file twice with different results. The first time the number 1/4 (which is 0.25 OZ) became the date 2017-04-01 while 1 became number 1. But the ...
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A shorthand for rIght-click…paste

It doesn't always work to ctrl+y to paste text (while it works in emacs and at the terminal). Is there something that always work so I don't have to right-click and select paste in the terminal when ...