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Web location files and dragging to the Terminal
Authored by: jolinwarren on Sep 04, '03 09:25:07AM

The reason that this works is because web location files are just a special type of "clipping" file. Any clipping file dragged into most applications inserts the contents of the clipping file. For instance, if you select some text in TextEdit and drag it to the desktop, a clipping will be created containing that text. Double-clicking on this clipping in the Finder will display the text. Dragging the clipping to a TextEdit document (or most any application) will insert the text into the document.

The Terminal is no different. If you drag a text clipping into a Terminal window, it inserts the clipping contents into that window instead of the path to the text clipping. Since a web location is just a special type of clipping (as is an email address clipping file), the contents get inserted.



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