Bug#588785: xterm: consider supporting freedesktop.org style clipboard behavior
Also, it seems that
xterm -xrm 'XTerm*VT100*translations: #override\nShift Ctrl <KeyPress> v:insert-selection(CLIPBOARD)\nShift Ctrl <KeyPress> c:select-set(CLIPBOARD)'
works even with xterm 261-1 in debian squeeze.
I'll definitely continue testing this but this looks promising :-)
thanks for the update (I guess it would be useful to document all of these
things in the manpage...)
Thomas E. Dickey