Copying and pasting text w/ mouse

Charles Howse chowse at
Fri Aug 15 13:22:35 PDT 2003


FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE, no gui.

In Linux, I can left-drag to select text in the console, then
right-click to paste it to the command line.
My FreeBSD Unleashed book says the mouse can be configured to copy and
paste from the console in FreeBSD, but darned if I can figure out how to
do it.

I've used sysinstall to configure the mouse, I get a Windows-style mouse
pointer, I can select text by dragging, but can't paste.

Is there a magic word (Abra-ca-dabra!) one has to mumble to paste in the


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