Windows clipboard and Emacs yank, kill-region, and kill-ring-save

Ken Jackson
Sun Aug 19 22:05:00 GMT 2012

On 08/19/2012 03:54 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 8/19/2012 2:50 PM, Ken Jackson wrote:
>> I have this in my ~/.emacs file on both Linux and Cygwin:
>> (setq x-select-enable-clipboard t)
>> I see in the news file that it's now set by default.
>> It has always worked in graphical emacs but has never
>> worked in a terminal on either Linux or Cygwin.
>> But I sure would like it to work in a terminal.  Are you
>> able to paste clipboard text in emacs in a terminal?
> When I run emacs in mintty, I can paste clipboard text with Shift-Insert.
> Ken
Ah!  That works!  Thank you.

But there are still a couple problems.

1) Shift-Insert is a huge improvement, but is still a little
    clunky.  I'd like to tie it to Shift-Ctrl-Y, but when I
    press CTRL-h Shift-Insert, the *Help* window cryptically
    reports, "T runs the command self-insert-command".  What
    command is actually running?

2) How can I go the other way--copy from emacs in a terminal
    to the Windows clipboard?

-Ken Jackson

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