Re: [orca-list] How to copy pieces of text from a gnome-terminal window

Hi Jude,

Many thanks for this really fast response.

Please, what do you mean with "clipboard application"? Have you got examples of such apps in mind please so that I could grab for them on Google or elsewhere?

In other situations, when I need the input associated with the output it produces, I also use the "script" app (cf. man script).

However, there are still some situations when I cannot determine which exact part of text I need before the command output is complete.

Many thanks. have a nice day. Chris D

On 09/08/2021 at 15:58, Jude DaShiell wrote:
yes, you use a clipboard application and run it inside the terminal to
save your text to the clipboard then copy it elsewhere.
You can if you know in advance you'll be wanting to save part of a
document run the command to bring it up on screen and add to the end of
that command | tee savefile.txt where savefile.txt saves what happens when
you run that command.  If you do | tee -a savefile.txt and savefile.txt
already exists you'll append to savefile.txt.

On Wed, 8 Sep 2021, Christophe Delaunay wrote:

Hi all,

If the portion of text I'm interested in is a command I just typed, I can edit
the .bash_history.

If the text I want is a large piece of output, I can redirect the output and
errors of the command before submitting it and then edit the resulting file to
select the wanted text and copy it.

If the wanted text is part of a whole session, I run the commands I want in a
screen session with logging turned on.

But is there a way to select text directly from inside the terminal window and
copy it please?

Many thanks in advance. Have a nice day. Chris D

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