clipboard pasting between cygwin and windows 2000 apps
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Asked by: banchan-ga
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13 Nov 2002 08:27 PST
Expires: 13 Dec 2002 08:27 PST
Question ID: 106888
hello dear researchers does anybody know how i can get cygwin and windows 2000 to share clipboard information ? for example, i would like to open a word document, highlight a couple paragraphs, copy it and then be able to share that document with an emacs session running within my cygwin shell (i also have emacs installed on my win2000, but i specifically would like to do this with the emacs via cygwin). or i would like to have a text document open from my mail (mutt) from an xterm in cygwin, highlight that, then somehow paste that to my netscape browser opened in the windows 2000 for searching. is there a utility to help me with this? i thought xclipboard might help me, but i think this will only work on my cygwin... thank in advance.
Re: clipboard pasting between cygwin and windows 2000 apps
Answered By: krobert-ga on 13 Nov 2002 08:45 PST
Copy and Paste are a little wierd between Cygwin and Windows. I have used this for a while and I can tell you that I know of no easy solution. When in Cygwin (a bash shell or otherwise), the terminal captures all (or at least most) control characters. So, Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V don't work. The solution, as painful as this is, is to use the menu in Cygwin's windowbox (the actual Window's window). Under the menu (accessed by clicking the cygwin icon in the upper left hand corner of the windowbox... no, Alt doesn't work) you will find a selection for copy and paste. Copy is easy, just highlight something (usig the mouse) and hit <return> in the Cygwin window. Paste needs to be accessed via the menu system described above. Copy and paste work normally in external applications (Win2k apps). Hope this helps! krobert-ga
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