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Questions tagged [paste]

Placing file/string that have been copied.

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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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How do i install an inkscape extension?

I have downloaded the extension. unpacked and when i tried classic copy and paste, it didn't work. The paste option does show active in the extension directory of iknscape. I tried to do it through ...
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disable select to copy

So i'm new to ubuntu mate, and i would like to know how to turn off the feature that copies text when i select it and pastes it when i press the mouse scroll button. I have a pretty weird mousepad ...
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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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copy/past from mac(host) tu ubuntu server (guest)

I installed ubuntu server in VirtualBox and my host is Mac os. I cant copy/paste text from Mac to ubuntu. I activated bidirectional. please help me
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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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Why I can't make new folder or paste something into my ubuntu installation disk?

Why I can't make new folder or pasting something into my ubuntu installation disk? I want copy my downloaded java to usr/ but I cant paste it, make new folder is disabled too.
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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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How to copy,paste and cut use command line on ubuntu terminal [duplicate]

I want to copy, paste and cut my folder or file using command line on Ubuntu Terminal.
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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 ...
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Pasting external text into XTerm or UXTerm

I have a newly installed Ubuntu 17.04 Server and am trying to install some packages that require long command lines. I want to copy the long command line from the web page and paste it into the ...
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Strange behavior when copy-pasting in libreoffice writer

When I try to paste text into the Libreoffice writer, the text to paste appears in various parts of the document. The problem is that with a multi-page article, when I want to copy a text, a table, a ...
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How to remove the trailing spaces in the output file when paste command is used?

file a ATOM 1149 N MET B ATOM 1150 CA MET B ATOM 1151 C MET B ATOM 1152 O MET B ATOM 1153 CB MET B ATOM 1154 CG MET B ATOM 1155 SD MET B ATOM 1156 CE MET B ATOM ...
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Permanant shortcut to paste custom text [duplicate]

I am looking for a way to create a permanent keyboard short cut to paste a text. Example: Whenever I press strg+shift+F1 I would like to paste "Quod erat demonstrandum." Maybe there is way to do this ...
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Disable mouse middle button click paste, keeping that button working

How to disable mouse middle button click paste, but keep that button working? If necessary: My system is Ubuntu 16.04 with KDE v5.8.5.
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Paste as plain text using a clipboard manager

I need a global solution for paste as plain text function in my Ubuntu 16.10 system. I know CopyQ has this ability but I want to use a clipboard manager which is FOSS and which can be installed from ...
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Copy and paste clipboard history selectively [duplicate]

Is there a way (I know this is very specific but hang with me) to press Ctrl+v+1 to copy the last thing on your clip board and Ctrl+v+2 for the thing after that and so on and so forth? I know that ...
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cannot copy file from windows to ubuntu

i'm using windows and Ubuntu OS in same machine.i cant copy files or folders between two partitions created using Ubuntu and windows.how to resolve this...
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Cannot modify files in other partitions [duplicate]

So I see that this is actually a thing. There are several posts in forums that deal with this subject but none of the solutions that I've tried has worked. Here is the thing. I have a Ubuntu 16.10 ...
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Copy-paste password “macro-style”?

I've run into some programs that don't let me copy-paste text into them. This is a problem, as I use a password manager (KeePass), and not being able to copy-paste my password into the login screen (...
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In LibreOffice pasting columns changed (does not work right) Ubuntu 16.4

Normally when I select the contents of a table column in writer and copy it I can then highlight the same column in another document, and paste it in. All of the rows fill in as expected; each row is ...
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paste the contents of one file into another file using Vi [closed]

How can I copy content from one file, and in another file somehow delete the original content and then paste the contents of the first file using vi editor? Or can it be done using another editor ...
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Copy and paste text in virtual terminal

How do you copy and paste text in a non-GUI terminal? E.g. if I login on an Ubuntu server and type 'test' at the command line (I assume that's a virtual terminal) how do I then copy / paste that? E.g....
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Pasting files as root [duplicate]

Before asking questions, I'd like to clarify that I will be talking about Ubuntu 16.04.1. I often find myself trying to paste (or create) files in folders which require that I have superuser ...