Saturday, March 31, 2012

copying synaptic terminal output

If you want to copy the output from Synaptic's terminal and paste it into a text file, you'll find that ctrl+C and ctrl+V won't work. You could take a screenshot, but you'll have to take more than one shot if the output doesn't fit into one terminal window, like my output here from today in Ubuntu Lucid:

So, what to do? Experienced Linux users might remember this old Linux copy/paste trick: Simply highlight the text in the terminal (left-click > select), and then, in your text editor, use the middle mouse button to paste (if you don't have a middle mouse button, holding down the right and left mouse buttons will also work).

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