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In a terminal I copy a line by Ctrl+a and Ctrl+k. I want to copy the text into clipboard when another window become active so that I can use the text another application, like a text editor or a browser.

Is there way to do it?

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What kind of terminal do you use? In both gnome-terminal and xfce4-terminal you just add the Shift key to the standard shortcuts, or you can use the Edit menu. So:

Shift+Ctrl+c Copy
Shift+Ctrl+v Paste
Shift+Ctrl+a Select All

Then in an another window you can use the standard paste keys to paste the content. Emacs editor is a bit peculiar here, e.g. the way to paste from the clipboard is via Yank (default Ctrl+y).

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