Cut and paste in Emacs

Matthias Buelow mkb at
Sat Jan 15 11:29:49 PST 2005

Kris Maglione wrote:
> I, personally, still don't completely understand the entire unix/X cut 
> buffer system. First, there is more than one cut buffer, but I doubt 
> that that's your problem. Second, there is select-to-copy and 
> select+right click.../ctrl+c/... to copy. These use two different 

X11 cut&paste is a mess.. the OP might try to use xclipboard as an 
intermediate target.  It often works, when two programs use different 
mechanisms for selections.


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