X Version 11 (Release 6.1)
interchange between cut buffer and selection
xcutsel [ -toolkitoption . . .] [-selection
selection] [-cutbuffer number]
The xcutsel program is used to copy the current selection
into a cut buffer and to make a selection that contains the current
contents of the cut buffer. It acts as a bridge between applications
that do not support selections and those that do.
By default, xcutsel will use the selection named
PRIMARY and the cut buffer CUT_BUFFER0.
Either or both of these can be overridden by command
line arguments or by resources.
An xcutsel window has the following buttons:
When this button is pressed, xcutsel exits.
Any selections held by xcutsel are automatically released.
copy PRIMARY to 0
When this button is pressed, xcutsel copies the current
selection into the cut buffer.
copy 0 to PRIMARY
When this button is pressed, xcutsel converts the current contents of
the cut buffer into the selection.
The button labels reflect the selection and cutbuffer selected by
command line options or through the resource database.
When the copy 0 to PRIMARY button is activated,
the button will remain inverted as long as xcutsel remains
the owner of the selection. This serves to remind you which client
owns the current selection. Note that the value of the selection
remains constant; if the cutbuffer is changed, you must again
activate the copy button to retrieve the new value when desired.
xcutsel accepts all of the standard X Toolkit
command line options as well as the following:
This option specifies the name of the selection to use. The default
is PRIMARY. The only supported abbreviations for this option
are -select, -sel and -s, as the
standard toolkit option -selectionTimeout has a similar name.
This option specifies the cut buffer to use. The default is cut buffer 0.
This program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit resource
names and classes as well as:
selection (class Selection)
This resource specifies the name of the selection to use.
The default is PRIMARY.
cutBuffer (class CutBuffer)
This resource specifies the number of the cut buffer to use.
The default is 0.
The following instance names may be used when user
configuration of the labels in them is desired:
sel-cut (class Command)
This is the copy SELECTION to BUFFER button.
cut-sel (class Command)
This is the copy BUFFER to SELECTION button.
quit (class Command)
This is the quit button.
There is no way to change the name of the selection or the
number of the cut buffer while the program is running.
text widget documentation, individual client
documentation for how to make a selection.
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004