On Monday 21 September 2009 15:15:42 Wayne Topa wrote: > Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: > > On Monday 21 September 2009 14:32:06 Wayne Topa wrote: > >> Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: > >>> On Monday 21 September 2009 12:06:39 Mike McClain wrote: > >>>> [H]ow can I > >>>> grab some text on the command line and paste it in X, or vise versa? > >>> > >>> I believe xclip <http://sourceforge.net/projects/xclip/> can do this. > >>> <http://elcasey.wordpress.com/2008/02/12/xclip-use-the-clipboard-from-t > >>>he - command-line/> > >> > >> xclip in Squeeze seems to work from the CLI to X, not vice-versa. > > > > Tried "xclip -o", I presume? > > I gave up on xclip when I ran the example from the man page > > $ xclip -loops 10 -verbose /etc/motd > Loops: 10 > Connected to X server. > Using UTF8_STRING. > Reading /etc/motd... > Waiting for 10 selection requests, Control-C to quit > Waiting for selection request 1 of 10. > > I went for a cup of coffee and 10 minutes later it was still > sitting there. It sounds like it is waiting on you to paste the contents of the X selection. (Usually, this is a middle-click.) I think, once it sees the selection pasted, it will replace it with /etc/motd, again. > I then ran xclipboard and tried the above again. > Nothing showed up on the xclipboard or on the CLI. X11 has two "clipboards": the selection and the cut-buffer. "cut" and "copy" commands generally write to the cut-buffer. Selecting text with the mouse generally writes to the selection. "paste" commands generally read the cut-buffer. Middle-click generally reads from the selection. Make sure whatever tools you are using are instructed to use the correct "clipboard". I believe xclip can work with either. > I've too many other things to do to play with it > anymore. Well, if you refuse to learn the tools that exist, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to help you. That said, I don't use xclip that much myself. I have used it in the past, but that was before Lenny was released; prehaps something has broken in the meantime.  Actually, its more general than that. You can have multiple resources of type Selection or CutBuffer. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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