[mythtv-users] Myth backend: Console or GUI OS ? Init level 3 or init level 5 ?

Simon Hobson linux at thehobsons.co.uk
Tue Sep 13 14:04:24 UTC 2011

Kris B. wrote:

>However, just my opinion, but in regards to a DE, you know text editors
>are fine, but sometimes having a "clipboard" is handy - when I work on
>the .xml files of a remote machine, it is nice to be able to copy and
>paste between two windows when working on a remote machine.  Those kind
>of features are only available with the extra crud of a DE, as far as I
>know.  If they are available in terminal text editors, I bet they are a
>pain to use :)

Actually, it's something I've been doing for years without even 
thinking about it !
Select - copy - switch window - paste

It's not quite as simple as copy and paste on the desktop, but it's 
fairly close. The main thing to remember is that when working in a 
terminal, any paste just simulates typing the text so it's as well to 
remember to put vi in insert mode before pasting ! The other 
complication is of you want to copy more than is shown in a single 
screen - you can either 'cat' the file and use the scrollback buffer, 
or copy it in smaller chunks.

Nearly all of my sysadmin work is done using just the Terminal app 
that comes as standard with mac OS X.

Simon Hobson

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