Paste clipboard contents into a file

Bug #687749 reported by Peter Hultqvist on 2010-12-09
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: nautilus

Feature request:

When there is data in the clipboard it would be amazing if one could paste that directly into a folder.

Example 1: I select a part of a website, copy it, go to any folder and paste it there.
The final result would be a html file with complete headers but where the body only contains the copied part.

Example 2: I make a screenshot, I already have the folder open where i want it. I hit printscreen, choose "copy to clipboard". Back at the open folder I paste the image.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: nautilus 1:2.32.0-0ubuntu1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-23.41-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-23-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Dec 9 11:04:13 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: nautilus

Peter Hultqvist (hultqvist) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
mr. Ed (mred) wrote :

This error exist in ubuntu 10.10 for ASUS 1000

Any content not is copy with CTRL-C to the clipboard

from all apps, nautilus, empathy, open office, gedit, all apps present problems with the clipboard and CTRL-C AND CTRL-V

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
PabloAB (pabloab777) wrote :

I was about to create something similar: "Paste image from clipboard to a new file". Creating from other sources might be a little more difficult. For each mime/type should be some sort of default assumptions. For example, if you copy an image to clipboard (let's say a screenshot of a region) and then paste it, could do it with timestamp_clipboard-image.jpg, and customizable from an XML/YAML.

PabloAB (pabloab777) wrote :

Since this development seems extremely slow maybe someone find [this]( helpful. TL;DR? Use this: xclip -selection clipboard -t image/png -o > "`date '+%Y-%m-%d_%T'`.png"

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