PCManFM - Copying Java '.jar' Files in Lubuntu 12.10

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Wed Oct 24 01:59:57 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-10-23 at 18:32 -0700, ∅ wrote:
> That seems like strange behavior. Not being in front of my machine,
> what happens? Also if you run PCManFM in terminal, does it produce any
> errors (or any interesting/relevant output) when you try to do the
> copy in the GUI? 
> wxl
> On Oct 23, 2012 5:30 PM, "Aere Greenway" <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
> wrote:
>         All:
>         I do a lot of Java development, and I noticed in Lubuntu 12.10
>         that PCManFM
>         no longer allows me to copy Java-archive ('.jar') files.
>         The only way to do it in the current release appears to be by
>         using
>         console commands.
>         Does anyone know why this has changed?
>         --
>         Sincerely,
>         Aere
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I use the GUI, and select the '.jar' file.  I right-click on it, and 
choose "Copy" from the pop-up menu.  

I then browse to the other folder (within my home directory), and right-
click.  The pop-up menu does not give me the "Paste" choice (it used to).  

On further investigation (I may have answered my own question), it has 
the same problem with ordinary (text) files.  

In the prior level, I would enter the folder, and right-click somewhere 
in the (detailed view) of the folder, to the right of the description 
column (because I didn't want any chance of it pasting it over (in 
place of)) a file, and choose "Paste" from the pop-up menu.  

By right-clicking to the right of the description column, no file (or 
folder) got selected by the act of right-clicking.  

When I do that now, I don't get the "Paste" choice in the pop-up menu 
unless I right-click on a folder, in which case, it pastes it into the 

Apparently the way to do it now, is (in the parent-folder) to right-
click on the folder the file is to be pasted-into, and select "Paste" 
from the pop-up menu (what confused me was that I expected "Paste Into" 
in this case).  

It does not replace the folder with the file, but pastes the file into 
the selected folder.  


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