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One way to cut and paste between X11 and Aqua
Authored by: ashill on Jan 29, '09 08:28:58AM

Why use an xterm these days? In 10.5, Apple's Terminal (and other Aqua Terminal programs, I believe) launch X11 when needed to run X programs. Why not just use an Aqua-based terminal program exclusively, since it interacts with the rest of the OS much better, including copy and paste?



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One way to cut and paste between X11 and Aqua
Authored by: squawky on Jan 29, '09 09:02:53AM

AFAIK, even though you can run xterm apps from Terminal, any GUI interfaces the app launches are still in xterm - being able to copy text to the clipboard means you can paste into those GUIs (or pull text from the GUI clipboard into Terminal).

(I'm not able to try this at the moment, unfortunately, to confirm - but I'm bookmarking this hint to try later, as it sounds quite useful.)



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One way to cut and paste between X11 and Aqua
Authored by: nschum on Jan 29, '09 11:21:59PM

That actually worked in 10.4, too. You only had to set the DISPLAY environment variable.



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