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I've just frustratingly spend a couple of hours looking for some way to paste multiple items recently copied in one go. I.e copy a line, copy another line, copy a link, then 'PASTE ALL'

I've tried

  • pastie
  • glipper
  • clipit
  • diodon
  • xlip
  • xsel

… and nothing will do it.

This seems like a really simple thing. How can I achieve that, maybe through a Python script or something?

I'm using 32bit Ubuntu 12.04

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Can be done easily by a shell script using of the tools above. – artistoex Sep 22 '12 at 10:19
@artistoex how would I do that? With xclip? – James Sep 22 '12 at 14:35
Straight forward. Poll the clipboard. Log every new state in a temporary file and upon some kind of signal (e.g. keystroke) write the accumulated lines back to the clipboard. – artistoex Sep 22 '12 at 14:45
@artistoex thanks that's really helpful – James Sep 22 '12 at 18:16

Diodon has plugins by RedHatter, one of which is paste-all, but compiling it fails on my machine. Maybe you have more luck, and are able to tell me how to get them compiled. I want this too.

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