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From zsh's README Incompatibilites between 5.0.8 and 5.1 The default behaviour when text is pasted into an X Windows terminal has changed significantly (unless you are using a very old terminal emulator that doesn't support this mode). Now, the new "bracketed paste mode" treats all the pasted text as literal characters. This means, in ...


X11 uses two buffers: PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD. To copy/paste to the CLIPBOARD buffer you can often use CTRL-C and CTRL-V. You can insert to the PRIMARY buffer by selecting a text and paste from it by pressing the middle mouse button. If you want to use the CLIPBOARD buffer, put this in your ~/.Xresources file and use Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V to ...


Turns out, I didn't account for the fact that X11 has two buffers: primary and clipboard. My text from xterm was copied into primary buffer, while I needed it in clipboard buffer. I was able to fix the problem by installing parcellite package, launching it and configuring it to synchronize two buffers.


Open xterm and highlight the text you want to copy. Go to the application in which you wish to paste and hover the mouse cursor over the field you want to paste in. Click the scroll button on your mouse. (on laptops this can be done by pressing left and right click at the same time) When you highlight text, it copies the text to your primary buffer. Keep ...

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