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Offline T-one

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terminal copy/paste
« on: August 07, 2018, 09:40:55 PM »
what extension do  I need to install to enable copy paste in terminal. ctrl+ c etc. Also clipboard would be great
Regards,

Offline Rich

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 10:03:28 PM »
Hi T-one
To copy, place the mouse cursor at the starting location. Then while holding down the left button, drag the mouse to highlight the
the text to copy and then release the button.

To paste, move the mouse cursor to the destination and and left click to define the location. Then center click and the text
will be pasted.

aus9

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 10:52:34 PM »
In addition to Rich's answer....

centre click means click the wheel (if you have one )downwards

and if you do not have a wheel mouse, press both the left and right mouse buttons down together that should result in the same effect.

Alternativey, you could install terminals that other pull down menus eg lxterminal gnome-terminal etc,
the selection is the same process as Rich described......
but you then click the pulldown -> edit and select copy

and if you already have something in your clipboard to paste  pulldown edit -> and select paste

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 11:08:12 PM »

in addition to the great tips above, here is one other :

You can copy text from GUI apps like the Browser etc. with ctrl+c and then

Paste it on the terminal with shift+ins keys pressed together. At times, ctrl+shift+ins also works.

Also, in the terminal itself, you can select text, by dragging the mouse ( i.e. highlight the text ) and press ctrl+ins to copy and then  Paste on the terminal with shift+ins keys pressed together

Hope this helps.

Offline T-one

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 07:12:04 PM »
Thanks for all your good suggestions. I should have a bit more specific. I knew how to copy/paste with the mouse. I was referring to the mouse/glide pad on my laptop, only 2 buttons.
Coming from Windows, I'm used to ctrl+C and ctrl+V key combinations.
Nathan_SR's suggestion fits the bill ctrl+INS copies and SHIFT+INS pasts, just what I was looking for.
Thanks all for your suggestions.

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 02:08:51 AM »

Further, I have created a new topic for the benefit of newcomers to the terminal application, here : http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,22130.0.html

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Re: terminal copy/paste
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 09:55:26 PM »
Thanks Nathan_SR,
This is a very handy cheat list.. Much obliged.