clipboard limits with copu and paste?

Joshua Oreman oremanj at
Thu May 8 16:07:03 PDT 2003

On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 10:11:52AM +0000 or thereabouts, How Can ThisBe seemed to write:
> HI, I'm using vim (without the GUI) and trying to paste a large sections
> of text from another application (source view of a HTML page in
> mozilla). However I only seem to be able to paste in 'chunks'. It appears
> that there is something like a copy size limit. I was wondering if this
> buffersize can be set somewhere. I have search vim, XFree, FreeBSD
> and google for last few hours trying to find a answer. I'm guessing I
> maybe searching for the wrong terms or something so a simple 'look for
> XYZ' answer is possible all I need.

I ran into this too. It's a known bug (feature?) described in sc(4):
     The Amount of data that is possible to insert from the cut buffer is lim-
     ited by the {MAX_INPUT}, a system limit on the number of bytes that may
     be stored in the terminal input queue - usually 1024 bytes (see

-- Josh

> Thanks!
> _________________________________________________________________
> MSN Instant Messenger now available on Australian mobile phones.?Go to  
> _______________________________________________
> freebsd-questions at mailing list
> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list