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Re: Bash shell
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 09:06:47 -0800
- Subject: Re: Bash shell
If you have a console window as produced by launching the desktop or
Start Menu Cygwin icon (as opposed to an RXVT terminal emulator
window), then access the window's properties dialog by activating the
window menu from the icon in the upper-left of the window's title bar
and choosing "Properties."
Here you can set the window size, foreground (text) and background
colors, fonts and, for the purpose of your immediate request, some options.
Access the "Options" tab and activate the "Quick Edit Mode" check-box.
When you confirm this dialog, you'll be asked whether you want this
change applied to this particular window only or recorded in the
shortcut you used to open this window. Presumably you'll want this
change to be persistent, so choose the latter.
Now you can select text with the mouse. When such a selection exists
you'll note the word "Select" is prepended to the window's title. If
you don't want to copy this text to the Windows clipboard, press the
ESCAPE key. At this point, clicking the right mouse or pressing the
ENTER key will copy the selection to the clipboard. Whenever you are
not in Select mode, a right click will paste any text content from the
Windows clipboard, simulating typing of that text. The same goes for
text copied to the clipboard in a different application or window.
RXVT, which can run under X or as a GDI application (as dictated by the
presence or absence of a DISPLAY variable setting when it is launched),
behaves like RXVT, which is to say like a Windows X client. Select text
by left button drag or left-click, right-click to copy and middle-mouse
to paste. Shift-left-click will paste, too.
You can also establish a Readline binding that will insert the (first
line of the) clipboard text when your BASH shell is interpreting input:
"\M-[2~": paste-from-clipboard # Insert
This action is not documented in the BASH or the Readline manual pages.
Since it's part of Readline as it's incorporated into BASH, it applies
either to console or RXVT-hosted (and other) interactive BASH shells.
At 08:37 2003-02-14, Tom Dager wrote:
I am VERY new to Cygwin, though not to Linux.
I use the bash shell a LOT and was wondering how do I get it so that I can
copy and paste something from a windows window (such as an IP address) into
the bash shell window. For example I want to use the whois functionality of
the bash shell for an IP I have in a windows window. I cannot seem to copy
and paste anything.
I know that for the Xfree you can use the -clipboard option, but I rarely
use the X system...mostly just the bash shell.
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