Projects / autocutsel


autocutsel synchronizes the two copy/paste buffers mainly used by X applications. It unifies "clipboards" between VNC servers and Windows.


Recent releases

  •  05 Nov 2006 13:45

    Release Notes: A bug which occurred on 64-bit systems has been fixed. A workaround for writer has been implemented. A compilation problem on NetBSD has been fixed. A test suite has been added.

    •  23 Dec 2005 20:26

      Release Notes: A bug on 64-bit systems has been fixed.

      •  01 Feb 2005 12:10

        Release Notes: This release fixed a blank square that appeared on the screen. A "-fork" option was added to allow the program to automatically go to the background. dmalloc support was removed.

        •  12 Dec 2004 21:03

          Release Notes: Compilation problems on some platforms have been fixed. Previous changes have been added to the cutsel tool.

          •  11 Sep 2004 07:39

            Release Notes: A bug that occurred when the first copy came from the cut buffer was fixed. The -selection parameter now works. The default selection was changed from PRIMARY to CLIPBOARD, which has meant that text should be copied and then pasted to be handled by autocutsel. Simply selecting the text will only work in a few applications. The old behavior can be reverted to by supplying the "-selection PRIMARY" argument.

            Recent comments

            06 Aug 2004 12:12 normanr

            Yes autocutsel works with RH 9.0.
            First of all make sure you have you select/copy/paste basics right:

            In Windows you have to select your text then manually opt to copy it to the clipboard, paste is also a manual/menu option, or often right click.

            In *nix when you select text in a window it automatically gets copied into the CUTBUFFER, and to dump that text to a window you use middle click. The new copy/paste function that gnome and kde support use the PRIMARY selection buffer which is totally separate.

            The problem is that VNC only uses the CUTBUFFER, so the solution is to use xcutsel or autocutsel to synchronise these buffers.

            more info here: Q25 [ ( ] and pipermail [ ( ]

            25 Jun 2003 06:03 cbTurner

            Does autocutsel work with RH 9.0?
            I have only recently tried autocutsel, and I must be missing something. It starts fine from the command line, then I start TightVNC on a particular Linux console. Then I logon from a Windows TightVNC client --- all goes well. But I can't seem to get it to work past that. I use a Linux app of some kind --- Linux terminal or nedit or something -- copy and paste works fine in Linux. But open a Windows notepad and try to paste; nothing is there. Am I doing this right? I didn't see any users' guide or anything. Did RH 9.0 and the threading changes break this app?


            14 Jul 2001 10:43 Ironcraft

            Really a great ...
            ... tool, works fine between Win and the VNC desktop on the Unix - machine.

            Great work and no clicking for the clipboard anymore


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