Unable to copy and paste text in terminal

Bug #1268399 reported by Artur Frącek on 2014-01-12
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Terminal App
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Bug Description

There should be a way to select, copy and paste text in terminal

Denny Hugg (fibricola) wrote :

Tested Gnome Terminal 3.10.2 under Trusty 14.04 on 17 February - Pentium D w/384MB RAM

Select works as normal in any other program.

Copy using EDIT menu drop-down works.

PASTE works when remembering that SHIFT-CNTL-V is the correct key combination for terminal.

Mouse action rt-click - COPY and rt-click - PASTE work normally as expected

EXAMPLE OUTPUT
drwxrwxr-x 3 denny denny 4096 Jan 25 07:55 tutorial
-rw-r--r-- 1 denny denny 955800 Dec 25 2010 ubuntu-tweak_0.5.8-1_all.deb
-rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 1387 Jan 13 21:28 ugene_haematoloechus_medioplexus~
-rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 1337 Jan 15 16:11 ugene_haematoloechus_medioplexus.fasta~
-rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 632 Jan 16 17:13 Workspace1.gbw
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Dec 1 2009 xscanimage -> ../../../../bin/xscanimage
-rw------- 1 denny denny 572940 Jan 15 15:24 YellowMoth.jpg
ddenny@wildlife:~$ drwxrwxr-x 3 denny denny 4096 Jan 25 07:55 tutorial
drwxrwxr-x: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$ -rw-r--r-- 1 denny denny 955800 Dec 25 2010 ubuntu-tweak_0.5.8-1_all.deb
-rw-r--r--: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$ -rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 1387 Jan 13 21:28 ugene_haematoloechus_medioplexus~
-rw-rw-r--: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$ -rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 1337 Jan 15 16:11 ugene_haematoloechus_medioplexus.fasta~
-rw-rw-r--: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$ -rw-rw-r-- 1 denny denny 632 Jan 16 17:13 Workspace1.gbw
-rw-rw-r--: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$ lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Dec 1 2009 xscanimage -> ../../../../bin/xscanimage
bash: ../../../../bin/xscanimage: Permission denied
denny@wildlife:~$ -rw------- 1 denny denny 572940 Jan 15 15:24 YellowMoth.jpg
-rw-------: command not found
denny@wildlife:~$
 [RESULTS IN TERMINAL OF RT-CLICK-COPY and PASTE]

mgiammarco (mgiammarco) wrote :

I select text in terminal using mouse. When I pull the finger from mouse button text get immediately unselected.
So I cannot cut/copy it.

mgiammarco (mgiammarco) wrote :

I have tried:

- gnome terminal
- xfce4-terminal
- lxterminal
- konsole

Only konsole works.

cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

I can confirm that I can't copy/paste on ubuntu-rtm (phone factor).

When I tap a long time, I have a beautifull overlay to use some special CTRL+x key, but nothing to copy/paste.
I didnt find in menu, the panel that would have the paste button (a paste button would be perfect on phone).

cm-t arudy (cm-t) wrote :

Regarding my last comment #4, I opened a separated bug report for the touch-friendly paste feature: Bug #1396974

Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: New → Confirmed
Malena Vasquez (malevasquez) wrote :

This is no longer an issue as the copy & paste feature has been enabled for terminal.

Changed in ubuntu-terminal-app:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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