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comment Copy a large (over 4k) selection of text from the screen scrollback buffer into the system clipboard
Accepting since this is part of the best solution I know of now (send to file per this answer, open in Text Editor, C-a C-c, then paste). Would be great to resolve the underlying xsel issue though to get a simpler solution.
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accepted Copy a large (over 4k) selection of text from the screen scrollback buffer into the system clipboard
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comment Copy a large (over 4k) selection of text from the screen scrollback buffer into the system clipboard
I don't think it's on the browser end, because I can't paste into other apps outside the terminal. Also, as I mentioned, I can copy-paste larger chunks of text into the browser as long as they were input into the clipboard in a different way, such as by sending the scrollback to a file, then opening it in an application outside the terminal and hitting C-a C-c to copy all.
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comment Copy a large (over 4k) selection of text from the screen scrollback buffer into the system clipboard
This is an interesting idea. It creates the file correctly, but pasting into the browser still hangs for around a 10k block of text that was selected using this approach. Incidentally, pasting into a file in the terminal using CTRL-Shift-v works (this works with the original approach I tried above as well). BTW, manually copying from the file via CTRL-c using TextEditor works, but isn't satisfactory as a complete solution because it involves too many steps.
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revised Copy a large (over 4k) selection of text from the screen scrollback buffer into the system clipboard
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accepted Create a symbolic copy of another directory that has it's own local data
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comment Create a symbolic copy of another directory that has it's own local data
It seems that cp -al foo/* foo_0311 may work. I still need to complete verification. I'm still puzzled why ln -s foo/* foo_0311 and ln -P foo/* foo_0311 both don't work (using -s leads to errors when I try to copy files after cd-ing to foo_0311; -P leads to hard link not allowed for directory).
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comment Create a symbolic copy of another directory that has it's own local data
This seems to create a directory foo inside foo_0311. Is there a way to avoid that? I was also seeing that with some of the solutions using ln that I tried.
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