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How to effectively copy/edit text files containing null characters on Windows?

I have a problem with the clipboard on Windows. Specifically when copying text the content is always cut off at NULL characters, so I have no way to copy an entire chunk of text containing NULL ...
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Is is possible to copy binary data containing a NUL character to the X clipboard?

If I do either of: printf 'a\0b' | xsel printf 'a\0b' | xsel -b printf 'a\0b' | xclip printf 'a\0b' | xclip -selection c and then paste from the corresponding selection (PRIMARY or CLIPBOARD) on ...
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How do I copy the URL contained in the Internet shortcut?

I saw an answer to this question in a post already but I am wanting to know if there is a way to do multiple files at one time versus clicking on each shortcut file individually to get the URL? I ...
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How to apply path in clipboard in Total Commander

I know there is a feature in Total Commander that copies actual path into clipboard. I need the opposite, which uses the path in my clipboard and navigates to it, so that I don't have to click on the ...
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Clipboard manager for Ubuntu?

I'm looking for a good program for managing clipboard history on the Ubuntu desktop used primaraly for software development. Ditto is exactly what I need, except it wont run on Ubuntu.
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Creating a command to clear clipboard in Excel 2010

I would like to make a command that will clear (reset) Clipboard while I am using Excel 2010. I would prefer this as a button in Excel, but it can be a shortcut on the desktop as well. Is there any ...
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How can I copy into the Mac clipboard from vim?

I can paste from vim in one terminal window to vim in another, but not to anything outside vim. I've read numerous posts on the subject, and nothing I've found has helped. Copy/pasting from MacVim ...
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How to copy text from pentadactyl to system clipboard?

I thought I should be able to copy text like this: / + text-to-search + <ENTER> to find the beginning of text n as many times as needed to go to desired search result i to go into CARET mode ...
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Illustrator CS5 clipboard error

I get an error while trying to copy any data from Illustrator and paste it to Photoshop via clipboard. Even if you just copy something in Illustrator and switch to another application, illustrator ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Firefox to paste the Unix “primary selection” clipboard, not the Firefox one?

I run Linux, and am used to selecting text with the mouse to copy and pressing Shift+Insert to paste. (This uses an alternate clipboard known as the "Primary Selection".) This seems to work in every ...
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How can I sync my clipboard across multiple computers?

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing. I do want to be on a different network and still ...
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Why does clipboard stop working, whenever I open a remote desktop session

With my recently fresh-installed Win 8 system I am running into a strange problem: Whenever I start a remote desktop connection, the clipboard locally and remote stops working. As soon as I close the ...
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Turn off (or increase size threshold) for clipboard warning in MS-Excel

This question asks how to programmatically turn off the "there is a large amount of information in the clipboard" warning" that MS-Excel pops up whenever you try to close an Excel file and the ...
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How can I copy binary data in Windows (preferably with Notepad++)?

I want to duplicate some binary data (not in code, but by hand). The normal Ctrl+C doesn't work in my editor (Notepad++), it copies data only up to the first NUL char. Is there any workaround?
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clipboard between osx and linux over ssh

My dream: From my osx machine I ssh to a linux machine and can copy paste with a commandline application like xclip or pbcopy, and then be able to use it on my host machine. Example input (mac)$ ...
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Excel 2013: “We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now”

Excel 2013 often complains that "We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now" when I'm trying to copy cells. Some say it might be caused by Zone Alarm or ...
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Can I paste plain text by default?

I regularly copy and paste text between spreadsheets, emails, browser windows, etc. I can't think of a single time when I've wanted to keep the formatting from the source text. I already know about ...
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How can I stop JavaScript from modifying the clipboard?

More and more I find that when I copy text from a news site, the site adds in its own advertising/footnote link to my clipboard, so that when I paste, the copied text is appended with something like: ...
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Clipboard stopped working

I don't seem to be able to copy and paste any more. Not sure what I did to cause it. I've tried doing it in several programs, including notepad. Is there a quick and simple fix for this problem, ...
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Sharing Windows clipboard with i3 in Virtualbox VM

I'm running a Sabayon Linux VM inside of Virtualbox 4.3. I have the guest additions installed, and when I run a desktop environment such as XFCE, I have bidirectional clipboard support (via ...
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Microsoft Word clears clipboard data when it closes

When I copy information from a document (just some text) out of Microsoft Word, then close the document and re-open it, the clipboard data is gone. What is happening here, and how can I stop ...
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Ditto clipboard manager for multiple copy and paste

I'm using Ditto to copy+paste a huge form into another software and it comes handy to paste the last 10 data entries. However, I would like to know if it is possible to paste all the entries in the ...
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append to clipboard with hotkey

I am looking for a way to append selected text to the current clip in the clipboard with a hotkey in windows. I need this to either be a clipboard manager or be a solution that will work together ...
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VirtualBox bidirectional clipboard sharing stops working after some time

Clipboard sharing starts working fine, but it stops working after some time (until I reboot the machine). From what I understand sometimes the guest additions stop working. I read that I should see ...
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How do I copy statusbar text that appears when hovering a link?

For example, on this page, the status bar and href parameter of the link is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.liveboot But the text copies when I do "Copy Link Location" ...
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How to get current document path to clipboard in Microsoft Office applications?

How I can get full path of current document into clipboard when working with Microsoft Office applications? I'm mostly interested in Word and Excel. Example: I have open the following file in Excel: ...
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How to paste raw text?

Windows copies and pastes Rich Text. I want it to copy and paste only raw text. Is there any way to change this behaviour globally? Someone in another thread suggested to use AutoHotKey tho change ...
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VIM paste error: E353 nothing in register “”

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got my vim set up and I have run into a slight caveat and I am not sure why it is happening. When I try to paste something with the middle mouse button, I get: ...
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How to copy Skype text with timestamp and names in MacOS

When I select and copy some text from Skype chat, it does not include timestamp and name if I take only one message from one user. If it is two or more messages, timestamps and names are there. For ...
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Vim copy/paste messing up indentaton

Whenever I copy something from another application and then go to paste it into vim, it messes up the indentation. For example, just now I tried to copy the manifest.json file from the hello-world ...
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Tmux copy the selection to /dev/clipboard wiithout key-mapping

Many answers related to this topic suggest to map Ctrl+y to a command that pipes tmux show-buffer to xclip. In the specific case of cygwin, the correct way to interract with the Windows clipboard is ...
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How to Paste raw text from clipboard to Windows Explorer [duplicate]

I have some text I want to copy, for example from an office document, from a mail document or anything else, into the windows explorer (the browser) without formatting. I have tried to paste the ...
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Is there a way to create a /dev/clipboard like in Cygwin?

This answer says, that Cygwin features a /dev/clipboard device, that's in sync with the default Windows clipboard. Is there any way to have that same feature in Linux for the Primary clipboard? ...
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The clipboard is not shared with PuTTY under CentOS

I'm running CentOS 6 on the local machine and using PuTTY. Selection, copying and pasting text works well inside the PuTTY session. But the clipboard content on the local machine does not change. My ...
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Formatting not retained in paste from Ditto (clipboard manager). Plain text pasted instead

I'm trying to use Ditto on the Ditto documentation. If I were to copy the table of contents, then paste it (without Ditto) to the word processor, I get http://i.imgur.com/V1GU3.png, and the formatting ...
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how do I get the clipboard to work again after using RDP connections?

I'm using RDP to connect to several other systems on our network. Frequently when doing this the clipboard in the not-remote system will fail to work. For example: have some RDP connections open ...
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How can I tell what the character encoding of a string of text is?

Troubleshooting an irritating password issue. There's an application we are using that requires a login; I type in the password, it tells me it's wrong. If I open a password manager and copy and ...
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Paste formatting into Excel

I have a script which outputs tab-separated lines that I later paste into Excel (I'm on OS X if that matters) so the end result is a spreadsheet of columns and rows. Is there any way I can add ...
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Prevent Word from Including Bullet Letter when Copying Text

I'm copying quite a bit of text from Word into a text-based application, line by line. The word text is structured like this: Topic a. Item A b. Item B When I highlight Item A, ...
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Missing environment variables in Windows 7

When I fresh boot my computer everything is dandy. Then after a few hours applications like Visual Studio, Notepad++, Games, iTunes, Windows components (Cmd prompt, Explorer, etc.), etc. stop working ...
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Putty to Windows shell: Is there any command to copy text/output to clipboard?

If I do in Windows shell: C:\Users\Luis>echo hello hello ... the output goes to screen/terminal (stdout, we could say). But if I do: C:\Users\Luis>echo hello | clip ... the output goes to ...
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Freeware which allows to copy multiple times then paste multiple times in same order [closed]

I want to copy a link to clipboard, then copy title, then copy excerpt then paste 3 times in same order in a document. Do you know any freeware that can do so ?
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Save clipboard contents

I need to make the same changes to multiple spreadsheets over time. The clipboard forgets or deletes its contents when I close Excel. Is their any way to save the contents of the clipboard for the ...
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How to copy a picture to clipboard from command line in linux?

I can copy image in Gimp and paste it to OpenOffice document. How to do it (copy or paste image) from command line?
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Cannot copy from Vim under Tmux into clipboard using "+p on Ubuntu

I'm using zsh, tmux, and Vim and for some reasons recently, I've noticed I cannot copy from Vim to X clipboard under tmux using "+y. Any idea how I can troubleshoot this issue? It used to work before. ...
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Need to replace text in clipboard based on a pattern [duplicate]

I have text like: 123*321 (* represents a wildcard) When I copy and paste it, I need to recognize the pattern (123 and 321), and replace the entire string with another. For example, I copy ...
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Clipboard sync between Win/Mac/iPhone devices?

Is there a solution out there for syncing clipboard items between Win/OSX/iPhone devices? Pastebot and Syncopy come close, but both lack Windows support.
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Prevent Excel from clearing copied data for pasting, after certain operations, without Office clipboard

Whenever you copy a cell or a range of cells in Excel (my version is 2010 on Windows 7), and then do something else like insert new sheet row or simply edit another cell, Excel removes the clipboard ...
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Clipboard size limit

Is there any limit of the size of data that can be copied to clipboard? I am using VB6 and need to copy blocks of data to the clipboard.
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Copy/Paste (Clipboard like) functionality from a VNC desktop

I use TightVNC, RealVNC to access the Remote Linux(CentOS,Ubuntu) desktops by running a vncserver on the remote machine. When I connect to those servers from my Windows host: Can I use the ...