Documentation for using the system clipboard ?

jodocus johocus at
Wed Mar 5 16:36:02 CET 2003

On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 10:11:09 +0100, Eric Brunel wrote:

> On
> XWindows, the clipboard just holds a reference to a text managed by your
> application (sort of...), so the copied text won't be available anymore
> if your application is closed.

Are you really sure about this? I have never noticed any text vanishing
from the X selection after closing an application. Also, I can't recall
ever reading about that in any discussion about how selections should be
implemented in X.


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