I have a CentOS guest OS running without X11. Is there anyway I can paste text from the host clipboard into the virtual terminals or highlight text in the vt via the console mouse daemon and paste it into the host OS?

I am aware I can ssh into the guest with putty. I want to know if its possible from the console.

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No. Neither gpm nor the Linux kernel provide hooks for VirtualBox to inject clipboard data.


No. See this outstanding request which is 6 years old already.



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