I wan't to be able to copy-paste the contents of my
screen scrollback buffer into various browser text fields, usually when pasting an excerpt from a log file. One way that works well is the following:
$ xsel -bi <CTRL-A ]> Enter <CTRL-d>
Then simply pasting into the browser with
CTRL-v. This works well for short excerpts of text. The problem is that these log excerpts often exceed 4 kilobytes, perhaps reaching 16k or 32k at a maximum. This causes
CTRL-v to hang in the browser, perhaps due to the issues raised in the following two questions:
I tried the solutions suggested in the answers to these questions to no avail. Is there any other way of getting around the 4k buffer limit?