Select rectangular screen area

Ctrl + Alt
Hold 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' key while selecting rectangular text area of the screen with left mouse button. Should work in any terminal screen (xterm, konsole, ...) under X, if not then try with 'Ctrl' + 'Shift' + 'Alt' or two-combination of these.

By: knoppix5
2015-11-10 22:08:57

What Others Think

Your command killed my father and raped my mother. Srsly though, I'll try this with xfce4 running on ubuntu later I'm stuck at work and forced to use windows at the moment. I can use cygwin, or shell into one of our many Linux servers, but this is a GUI related command. I don't think I'm even allowed to use virtual box because I work for a private company and they can set whatever rules they want. Otherwise I'd use a dynamic DNS service, setup some SSH tunneling from here, use port forwarding on my router from home.. usually just putting SSH on a non standard port keeps the script kiddies away, and then run SSH on the rest of my computers as well as VNC on my primary system running X11 and maybe my macbook air, but I mostly used to set dynamic DNS and a home server just to access files on my NAS.
sonic · 320 weeks and 1 day ago
@sonic: Seems to be no way to reproduce this in pure console with gpm ( a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles) without GUI. So, take it as it is or leave it.
knoppix5 · 319 weeks and 6 days ago
this is great! works with terminator. thanks!
emphazer · 315 weeks ago
great that i found this forum. People here are great. Learned alot. Keep posting more
Killersmile · 42 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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