How do I copy paste text inside the FreeBSD console? I tried

  1. ctrl + c, ctrl + v
  2. super + c, super + v

I have FreeBSD 10.1 installed in VirualBox on a Mac.

I am selecting text with the mouse in FreeBSD console and pressing ctrl + c, ctrl + v expecting that selected text will be inserted in the console but nothing occurs.

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  • The console (TTY) or a terminal emulator (like xterm)? – jasonwryan Mar 9 '15 at 6:37
  • @jasonwryan I don't know exactly, but I think in TTY. I uploaded a screenshot – Maxim Yefremov Mar 9 '15 at 6:44
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    That is a TTY/console. If you have mouse selection, you should be able to Shift-Insert to paste... – jasonwryan Mar 9 '15 at 6:55
  • @jasonwryan thank you, it works, and in case I already have something in the clipboard how to paste it? – Maxim Yefremov Mar 9 '15 at 7:11
  • @efr: If you mean a clipboard on your host machine you need to enable clipboard sharing in Virtualbox – Arkadiusz Drabczyk Mar 10 '15 at 0:02

[Putting some of the stuff from comments here as an answers so that this question may perhaps be marked answered.]

First, select text via the mouse, then press either the middle button or Shift-Insert to paste.

Note that you will need the VirtualBox or VMWare guest additions to copy/paste between the host and the guest. And you'll need to enable clipboard sharing for that particular VM guest. I believe they will only work in X11, not on the console.

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