Following this question PuTTY how to select text and copy text using keyboard ONLY

I need to copy a very long text and paste it in another file (not in PuTTY) I can only copy chunks... It doesn't let me to mark the whole file (or Ctrl+A equivalent). What can I do?

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What I usually do:

  • Clear Scrollback (in PuTTY window title bar context [right-click] menu)
  • Reset Terminal (or clear command or equivalent)
  • display file, e.g.

    cat myfile
  • Copy All to Clipboard

You will obviously still get at least the cat myfile command in the clipboard, but you can easily remove that after pasting.

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