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xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer and selection
xcutsel [ -toolkitoption ...] [-selection selection] [-cutbuffer number]
The xcutsel program is used to copy the current selection into
a cut buffer and to make a selection that contains the current contents
of the cut buffer. It acts as a bridge between applications that don't support
selections and those that do.
By default, xcutsel will use the selection
named PRIMARY and the cut buffer CUT_BUFFER0. Either or both of these can
be overridden by command line arguments or by resources.
An xcutsel window
has the following buttons:
- When this button is pressed, xcutsel
exits. Any selections held by xcutsel are automatically released.
PRIMARY to 0
- When this button is pressed, xcutsel copies the current selection
into the cut buffer.
- copy 0 to PRIMARY
- When this button is pressed,
xcutsel converts the current contents of the cut buffer into the selection.
The button labels reflect the selection and cutbuffer selected by command
line options or through the resource database.
When the ``copy 0 to PRIMARY''
button is activated, the button will remain inverted as long as xcutsel
remains the owner of the selection. This serves to remind you which client
owns the current selection. Note that the value of the selection remains
constant; if the cutbuffer is changed, you must again activate the copy
button to retrieve the new value when desired.
Xcutsel accepts all
of the standard X Toolkit command line options as well as the following:
This program accepts all
of the standard X Toolkit resource names and classes as well as:
- -selection name
- This option specifies the name of the selection to use.
The default is PRIMARY. The only supported abbreviations for this option
are ``-select'', ``-sel'' and ``-s'', as the standard toolkit option ``-selectionTimeout''
has a similar name.
- -cutbuffer number
- This option specifies the cut buffer
to use. The default is cut buffer 0.
instance names may be used when user configuration of the labels in them
- This resource specifies the name of the selection to
use. The default is PRIMARY.
- cutBuffer (class CutBuffer)
- This resource specifies
the number of the cut buffer to use. The default is 0.
, text widget documentation, individual client documentation for
how to make a selection.
There is no way to change the name of the selection
or the number of the cut buffer while the program is running.
R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena
- sel-cut (class Command)
- This is the ``copy SELECTION to BUFFER''
- cut-sel (class Command)
- This is the ``copy BUFFER to SELECTION'' button.
- quit (class Command)
- This is the ``quit'' button.
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