Cut & Paste (SOLVED)

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Cut & Paste (SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:56 am

Can anyone please explain why I cannot cut and paste instructions from the forum into a terminal.
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Re: Cut & Paste

Postby vincent on Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:06 am

The terminal (well, at least gnome-terminal) uses ctrl+SHIFT+c to copy, and ctrl+SHIFT+v to paste. The reason the shift key is needed is because commands like ctrl + c are reserved for other functions (i.e. ctrl + c stops any active terminal commands).
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Re: Cut & Paste

Postby richyrich on Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:44 am

If you have a middle mouse wheel . . . a middle-click in the terminal will paste whatever you had highlighted previously with your mouse . . :)
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Re: Cut & Paste (SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:09 am

Thanks.

The ctrl+shift+c & v does not work on my system but copying the info by right clicking and then in a terminal using the middle button of the mouse works a treat. :D :D
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Re: Cut & Paste (SOLVED)

Postby richyrich on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:47 am

I don't even right-click . . .just highlight the text (just a drag with the left), then change focus to the terminal and middle-click . . . :mrgreen:
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Re: Cut & Paste (SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:12 pm

You learn something new every day.

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