Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

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Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby BarryButler on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:52 pm

I seem to be unable to copy text from a Firefox page to a text file in pluma. How come?

This is my first install and I'm just getting started. The PC is Win8 with Mint in VirtualBox; so I don't know if this is a Mint, VirtualBox or Win8 issue.

Thanks for any ideas,

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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby Mik3e on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:19 pm

I selected the following text in your message in Firefox: text from a Firefox page
I pressed ctrl-c for copy, opened pluma, pressed crtl-v for paste, and it worked.
I left Firefox open during the operation (perhaps that's the issue), came back to the forum and pasted the above in this message.
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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby BarryButler on Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:32 pm

Thanks much for your feedback! Your response prompted me to do a bit more investigating.

It turns out I was trying to edit a file (/etc/nginx/nginx.conf) as a regular user and needed root authority.

My bad.

It's times like this that it's much easier to operate as root. I know this is considered bad form but it's just a pita to have to keep sudu-ing when your doing supervisor's work.

So, with that in mind, how do you su into the root user?

Thanks again,

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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby olle on Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:25 pm

In your case I would open the terminal and:

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gksu pluma /etc/nginx/nginx.conf
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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby BarryButler on Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:37 pm

olle wrote:In your case I would open the terminal and:

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gksu pluma /etc/nginx/nginx.conf


Thanks for the feedback but it doesn't address the question.

I know I can do what you suggest. In fact that's exactly what I did to be able to edit the file.

But when you're setting up or doing heavy maintenance you don't want to sudo into every application individually. That's where the pita factor comes in.

So, how do I login as root?

Thanks,

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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby BoscoBearbank on Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:17 pm

Beware the dangers, but here's how I do it:
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sudo su -
And with this power comes the power to do really nasty things to one's system. Been there, done that, have the bucket of tears to prove it.
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Re: Copy-paste from Firefox to pluma

Postby BarryButler on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:54 am

BoscoBearbank wrote:Beware the dangers, but here's how I do it:
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sudo su -
And with this power comes the power to do really nasty things to one's system. Been there, done that, have the bucket of tears to prove it.


Thanks!

The warnings are well taken.

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