gpm paste (was: Re: problem to get rid of "I have no name")

Magellanic magellanic at optushome.com.au
Tue Jan 21 21:58:48 PST 2003


In console mode, pressing the right button on a 2 button mouse pastes
the copied text.

On Wed, 2003-01-22 at 10:41, Greg Schmidt wrote:
> mojoman wrote:
> > 
> > Beleive it or not, here is the question. How do you cut/paste in text mode?
> > Is there any easy way to cut and paste in "text mode" (not having X
> > installed)?
> 
> Whatever you drag the mouse across to highlight is automagically in the 
> clipboard, ready to be pasted.
> 
> Put the cursor where you want what you highlighted pasted and hit the 
> "middle" button.  On a two-button mouse this might mean holding down the 
> left mouse button while clicking the right one.  It might also be 
> pressing the mouse wheel down, depending on your mouse and how it 
> emulates three buttons.
> 
> The clipboard travels between the virtual consoles.  You can highlight 
> on console 1 (where maybe you have a text version of the LFS book open) 
> and Alt+F3 to console 3 and paste what you highlighted.
> 
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