MirOS Manual: xcutsel(1)


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NAME

     xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer and selection

SYNOPSIS

     xcutsel [ -toolkitoption ...] [-selection selection] [-
     cutbuffer number]

DESCRIPTION

     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:

         quit
             When this button is pressed, xcutsel exits.  Any
             selections held by xcutsel are automatically
             released.

         copy 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 selec-
             tion.

     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 but-
     ton 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.

OPTIONS

     Xcutsel accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line
     options as well as the following:

     -selection name
             This option specifies the name of the selection to

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             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.

X DEFAULTS

     This program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit resource
     names and classes as well as:

     selection (class Selection)
             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.

WIDGET NAMES

     The following instance names may be used when user confi-
     guration of the labels in them is desired:

     sel-cut (class Command)
             This is the ``copy SELECTION to BUFFER'' button.

     cut-sel (class Command)
             This is the ``copy BUFFER to SELECTION'' button.

     quit (class Command)
             This is the ``quit'' button.

SEE ALSO

     X(7), xclipboard(1), xterm(1), text widget documentation,
     individual client documentation for how to make a selection.

BUGS

     There is no way to change the name of the selection or the
     number of the cut buffer while the program is running.

AUTHOR

     Ralph R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena

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