When will we have a clipboard that works?

Cameron Hutchison camh at xdna.net
Thu Nov 23 11:08:18 UTC 2006

Erik Christiansen wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 02:03:41PM -0800, Pete Slagle wrote:
>> Just hit ctrl-t in Firefox; it will open a new tab with the cursor in
>> just the right place to drop the URL with a middle click.

>Tha gods are kind, to provide a fix, and you Sir, are a scholar and a
>gentleman, for finding and sharing it with us. Hot diggity! :-)

>Now we just need a way to make double-click select past a colon, in the
>xterm. ;-)

xterm is amazingly configurable. What you want is doable through X
resources. Put the following lines in your .Xdefaults file in your home

XTerm.VT100*CharClass:          45-47:48,58:48,64:48
UXTerm.VT100*CharClass:          45-47:48,58:48,64:48

That tells xterm what characters it should consider to be part of a
word, and what marks a boundary (by omission from the char class).
"man ascii" will tell you what characters correspond to those numbers
(in the Decimal column).

To have this loaded in the X server when you log in, make sure you have
a line in your /etc/X11/Xsession.options that says

To load this into the X server without logging out, run this:

$ xrdb -load .Xdefaults

The next time you start an xterm after this, your double-click should
include the colon.

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