Copy & Paste in a Dos box
norseman at hughes.net
Thu May 7 01:28:34 CEST 2009
Dave Angel wrote:
> Tim Chase wrote:
>> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">> for
>> windows this works:
>>> (can't cut and paste from a dos box!###%*&!!!)
>> Depending on how it was spawned, you can either right-click in the
>> window and choose Mark/Paste (when marking, use <enter> to terminate
>> the selection; and selections are blockwise rectangular rather than
>> linewise or characterwise). Alternatively, if you click on the system
>> menu (the icon in the title-bar with
>> resize/minimize/maximize/close/help), there should be an Edit submenu
>> with the same options within.
>> A pain, but at least feasible.
> Note that if you like copy/paste, you can turn on "Quick Edit" mode in
> your cmd.exe windows. From that same System menu on your DOS box,
> choose "Defaults". From the first tab that box, enable "Quick Edit"
> checkbox. This will change the default for subsequent DOS boxes. You
> can change it just for the current one by using Properties in the same
> system menu.
HuMMMMMM - Dave's use of cmd.exe as different from Dos Box points out a
miss name on my part. I should have said cmd.exe originally.
Yes - I use dosemu on Linux Slackware 10.2 with enlightenment 16.2 and
swipe/paste works as it should. (Of course gpm is loaded. That's a must. :)
I have been cutting back. Used to have 6 keyboards going at once. (well
in packet passing mode shall we say? When computers were slower. :)
Down to two close by and two across the way. One Solaris, two Linux, one
Win XP. Gotta keep the Win machine nearby. It needs its daily crash. I
have learned to stick to 'stock' setups or pay a heavy price at "show time".
I tried the settings again just now.
I did both Properties and Default and made sure they were set the same.
I did the --- for icon --- and killed the open box and clicked the icon
and swiped and pasted to wordpad. IT FINALLY WORKED!!!
Hadn't intended to start such a rash of dialog, but I benefited too!
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