alternative to xwinclip
Fri Apr 25 19:32:00 GMT 2003
Thanks for your reply. I wasn't aware that there were any modifications of
xwinclip. I will have a search for those, though Igor's suggestion about
doing 'cat > /dev/null' to paste the shellscripts into an xterm works well.
The issues I have been told are :
1. You can't copy directly from the X-application to Windows.
2. You can't copy at all from windows to the X-application (even using an
3. Sometimes the text selected doesn't all get copied to the clipboard.
By the way, I know xwinclip is opensource, I meant is there another
opensource clipboard? I looked on sourceforge and freshmeat and found
something called netclip, but development on that has now stopped, and I
couldn't get it to work anyway.
As for the rewrite of xwinclip, I take it noone here is working on that at
the moment? What sort of things would one need to know before embarking on
that (a knowledge of C goes without saying) ?
>I have talked many times about how xwinclip's functionality needs to be
>rewritten in order to work somewhat properly. Check the mailing list
>archives for details.
>xwinclip is opensource. Not quite sure what you meant there.
>Although, others have in the past released their own modifications to
>xwinclip, some of which have not been incorporated into xwinclip. You can
>search the mailing list archives for some of those versions and see if you
>find one that works better for you.
>J S wrote:
>>I was wondering if there is an opensource alternative to xwinclip?
>>We have one X application where for some reason, I can't copy text
>>from(using -clipboard) directly to windows. Instead, I have to copy and
>>paste to an xterm first, and then copy the same text again from that
>>xterm, before being able to paste it into windows. Unfortunately this
>>method doesn't always work because, if you try to copy a shellscript and
>>paste that into an xterm, it then tries to run that script! The users here
>>also report that sometimes the paste doesn't paste all the text that was
>>I would really like to find a solution to this, as its blocking the use of
>>XFree at my work. So any help would be greatly appreciated.
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