Feature request - Copy and Paste to clipboard

2008-10-20
2013-05-02
  • The most evident difference and shortcoming of Joe Vs any other editor: it is currently unable to copy/cut and paste text to another arbitrary location, that is, to the clipboard.

    Is that really impossible ?

     
    • Marek Grac
      Marek Grac
      2008-10-20

      This is not impossible and it is possible to do it even without too much coding. You can use macro language to define it. All you need is a xsel (http://www.niksula.hut.fi/~vherva/xsel/). This is quite small application that can work with X's clipboard. JOE is not dependent on X libraries so it cannot have access to this clipboard.

       
    • Joe Allen
      Joe Allen
      2008-10-24

      Another way is to use joe with a recent version of xterm compiled with the paste64 option.  Enable the -joexterm and -mouse options in joe and text selected with the mouse ends up on the clipboard.