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to paste the copied text from clip board

Terminal - to paste the copied text from clip board
2010-08-08 12:48:51
User: pahnin
to paste the copied text from clip board

generally we cannot use control + v to paste text copied in clipboard

but by pressing control and holding it press shift and v


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

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It depends on the terminal emulator. Some don't even have clipboard support.

Comment by dbbolton 354 weeks and 4 days ago

Shift+Insert seems to work well for me.

Comment by goodevilgenius 354 weeks and 4 days ago

seems to work same as right click and paste, hoever gives me different entry probably previous entry. Ubuntu 10.4 32-bit

Comment by firstohit 354 weeks and 4 days ago

One middle-button mouse click on gnome-terminal (Ubuntu 10.4) is even simpler

Comment by quincymd 354 weeks and 3 days ago

ya u r right but middle click gives only the highlighted text.

if u r working with multiple apps and u selected some thin in between the thing u highlighted is lost but still u have the copied text which u can get it

and with this u can do like multiple copying

Comment by pahnin 354 weeks and 2 days ago

Your point of view

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