JP Vossen on 22 Jan 2010 13:12:34 -0800

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[PLUG] copy/paste the X clipboard

All the copy/paste comments in the 'Gnome and "editable menu shortcut 
keys"' thread that has morphed into being about 'screen' reminded me of 
the 'xsel' tool.  (See also xclip, but I like xsel better.)

One of the reasons I wanted to re-map the copy/paste keys in the 
terminal is that I use them a LOT.  I tend to bounce out to the command 
prompt to do all kinds of things, and using the clipboard instead of 
temp files is a lot fewer steps and a lot faster.

See install xsel and then read the man page.

For example:
	1) Copy some lines in, say, gedit
	2) $ xsel | sort | xsel -b
	3) Paste back into gedit

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