In windows I can paste the clipboard content using the key combination Ctrl + V

However if I try to achieve the same in Linux terminal using the same Ctrl + V key combination, I get the output:


How to paste clipboard content to terminal in Linux using keybord?

  • What's your terminal client? Are you on Linux and then running a terminal? On Windows and then accessing via Putty or similar? The answer will vary depending on the terminal client you're using. – ernie Jun 24 '16 at 23:56

Try Ctrl Insert to copy and Shift Insert paste. According to wikipedia this is in accordance with the IBM Common User Access (CUA) standard. It works in all the X11 terminals that I have tried it on (but it seems xterm for some reason adds 5~ while copying) and it also works in putty from Windows. I like it because I can use only my right hand (using right Ctrl and Shift).


Try using the keyboard combination:

Ctrl + Shift + V

  • What the heck is that supposed to do? – Julie Pelletier Jun 24 '16 at 23:46
  • Quite simple, paste the clipboard content – rancho Jun 24 '16 at 23:48
  • Which terminal client are you using that supports that shortcut? – Julie Pelletier Jun 24 '16 at 23:48
  • bash shell, and the terminology is wrong, it is which shell – rancho Jun 24 '16 at 23:50
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    @JuliePelletier rancho may be using gnome-terminal, it supports Ctrl-Shift-V (and Ctrl-Shift-C). – Law29 Jun 25 '16 at 0:16

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