I'm trying to paste a 3K file into Thunderbird's "Write" window (i.e. for composing new messages).
This (sometimes) works:
date | xclip # then use middle button to paste
This doesn't work:
cat /tmp/out.txt | xclip xclip -o | wc # just to make sure it got there - reports: 70 309 3233 # press middle mouse in Thunderbird's "Write" window - nothing is pasted
But this works:
cat /tmp/out.txt | xclip # open gedit, paste into gedit, then select-all and copy # paste into Thunderbird
Is there a limit to what Thunderbird can accept via the X-clipboard?
Is there another way to insert the contents of a file into a Thuderbird compose window?
I'm using Ubuntu 10.10.