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Bug with pasting root password to connect via SSH from Ubuntu 20.04 to Alma Linux 9 remote server

Summarize the problem Im running into a strange bug, by pasting the root password into the prompt while connecting via SSH from a Ubuntu 20.04. client to a AlmaLinux 9.2. remote server. Client: Ubuntu ...
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paste doesn't work on save file dialog name input

I'm using ubuntu 22.04.3 and when I try to paste text in the save file dialog name input sometimes it doesn't work. I noticed it while using libre office, but it is set to use system dialogs, not its ...
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Clipboard empty after computer wakes up from sleep (Ubuntu 20.04)

I copy something to the clipboard and I close my laptop. When I open it and log in, the clipboard is empty. Is this intended? I have muscle memoy from Windows that the computer should remember what ...
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Paste and Copy, how do I configure Ubuntu 22.04 to use ctrl_c, ctrl_v for copying en pasting in Libre office or other apps? [closed]

How do I configure Ubuntu 22.04 to use ctrl_c, ctrl_v for copying en pasting in Libre office or other apps?
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Cannot (mouse) paste utf8 into ssh terminal

I can do Mouse-Middle-Click paste everywhere except my Oracle cloud server, which is running Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS -- Everywhere, if I run date under LANG=zh_CN.utf8 environment and I'll get: $ date ...
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lost folders cutting pasting to windows

I was cutting and pasting several folders from Ubuntu to a folder I created in the windows 7 partition on the same computer. I left the computer for an hour or so and it was in standby when i came ...
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Middle click paste disable globally

Running Ubuntu 22.04. I want to disable all forms of middle click paste, but keep middle button working for scroll, tab closing, etc. I just want it not to paste anything anywhere. I tried many ...
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how to copy text from a pop up window (gnome)

I'm coding in electron and when i get an error, it shows it in a pop up window. But i cannot copy the error. Does anyone know a solution? I tried to use Gimagereader to copy text from a screenshot but ...
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Infinite loop being generated using paste to stick together columns of tab delineated data

Working with files containing many long columns of data, I'm trying to summarise all the data of one category as a series of tab delineated columns using paste. All of the files, of which there are 30,...
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Add Terminal Cut (Ctrl+k) to GPaste clipboard

I don't know if this is a local bash setting on my part, but when I cut a line within a terminal (or gnu screen) using Ctrl+k, the result isn't copied to GPaste. Instead, the copied text can only be ...
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one file paste into multiple folder with folder name

I Have one report file (1.xls) this 1.xls should copy into all name folders c/desktop/test/ inside the test folder i have this file 1.xls and i have the folders also aaa_001 bbb_002 ccc_003 I need ...
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Paste doesnt work in Firefox [duplicate]

Every time I try to paste (ctrl+v or ctrl+shift+v) it doesnt work. This issue only occur in Firefox. In fact, I do can copy things from Firefox and paste them in other apps. Therefore the issue is ...
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Can't paste screenshot on ubuntu 20.04

I'm using ubunto 20.04. I try to take a screenshot and paste into a document in LibreOffice but it don't work. Although all images are saved. If I use Ctrl + PrntScrn, it work. But I want more, like ...
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Paste Shortcut not working anywhere on Ubuntu 20.04

I have this weird issue every since installing Ubuntu. The shortcut for copy (Ctrl + C) works but the shortcut for paste (Ctrl + V) doesn't. This issue is across applications and browsers. However, ...
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Can you paste the original Ubuntu 20.04 syslog.service file content for me?

While adding a new service to the /etc/systemd/system/ folder, I have accidentally edited the syslog.service file and lost its original content. Can someone paste the original file content here for me?...
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How to paste text without formatting?

The only answer I could look online was to use Ctrl+Shift+V but that answer was almost a decade old and doesn't work anymore. I'm trying to copy text from the Evince PDF reader into other applications ...
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Why I can't paste anything to the Desktop? [duplicate]

I use Focal Fossa with Gnome and I have a strange problem with the Desktop. When I try to drag and drop any files from a library it doesn't allow me to drop it to the Desktop. Copy and Paste doesn't ...
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I can't copy-paste or cut-paste

I can't copy-paste or cut-paste any file from desktop,folder etc. to again desktop,folder etc. Can you help me ?
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Disabling middle-click paste doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and I cannot disable the middle-click paste feature for some reason. I've tried it both through the GNOME Tweaks tool and the command line, but to no avail, it just simply doesn'...
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different pasting behaviour in terminal [duplicate]

I used 20.04 for a while, but recently upgraded to 21.10. In 20.04, I could paste multiple lines of code into a terminal, and each line would appear as they were executed. This would begin as soon as ...
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Paste file in multiple folders through graphic interface

There's a way to extend the "right click on folder -> Paste into folder" action to multiple folders simultaneously??? I always end up coping a single file in a lot of folders by doing ...
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How to disable M\mouse wheel click paste in VIM?

Using Ubuntu 20.04, when using vim, clicking mouse wheel works same as pushing 'p' in command mode. I tried sudo apt-get install -y xbindkeys xsel xdotool && echo '"echo -n | xsel -n -i; ...
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I lost the Copy & Paste Function in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Noticed something a bit strange several weeks ago when I tried to Copy & Paste something off the desktop. I download items off the Internet to my desktop then use Copy & Paste into an ...
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How to disable Middle Mouse Paste on Ubuntu automatically on startup

I'm trying to make a script run on startup, so that I don't have to do it manually every time, with a terminal window being open constantly. This is the script: anti-midmouse-paste.sh #!/bin/bash ...
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I can't edit anything in my disk

I install Ubuntu latest version by formatting my windows( New volume:C) so that there is no data lose of my other disc. But now I can't delete/create a new folder/paste in this disc. Please tell me ...
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Display the username and passwords fetched from etc/passwd and etc/shadow files in a single file using cut and paste commands [closed]

i want username and password fetched from etc/passwd and etc/shadow files in a single file using cut and paste commands
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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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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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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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