02 October 2019

Copy pasting and clearing screen in the Ubuntu terminal

Copy pasting with Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v works fine on the MacOS terminal, but doesn't work in Ubuntu. I assumed this may be some security feature or because Ctrl+c is the age-old command for an interrupt, so I didn't give it much thought and just used the mouse to copy paste.

But today it just struck me that I should find out the real reason, and viola! It's just a matter of pressing Shift.

To copy:

To paste:

and as a bonus:
To clear screen on the terminal:

This clear screen also supposedly works in Matlab, MySQL etc., though I can confirm it works on the Python terminal.

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