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Cygwin copy+paste
User: Radu
Date: 10/20/2008 8:57 am
Views: 48211
Rating: 29

There is an easier way to copy+paste in Cygwin (found it just today, after 3 months of torment).

Open a Cygwin shell -> right click header -> Properties -> Options Tab (upper left corner) -> enable "QuickEdit Mode" -> press Ok ->

check "Save properties for future windows with same title" -> press Ok.


A good idea would be to close all the Cygwin shells and then, in the future, when you'll open another Cygwin shell, you will be able to select text in the Cygwin window. After you have selected the text, press right click. Then go to a Windows text editor (like Notepad or Wordpad), and paste the text there. Similarily, you can copy some text in Windows, then go in the Cygwin shell, right click and you should have the text pasted there.


There are still improvements that could be made, like selecting the text and pressing Del or Backspace to delete it, but hey, if puTTY hasn't got that feature, i really don't need it :D.

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: ~I
Date: 10/3/2009 4:57 pm
Views: 447
Rating: 17

thank you 

you saved my day :)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Rajeev
Date: 4/7/2011 4:02 am
Views: 227
Rating: 15

Excellent stuff.

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Kivett Bednar
Date: 6/13/2011 1:55 am
Views: 299
Rating: 14's been there since 2000

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Roger Baker
Date: 7/3/2013 9:41 am
Views: 440
Rating: 8


fyi the faq on this has moved to here:

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: shashi
Date: 11/19/2013 8:24 pm
Views: 74
Rating: 8

Saved my day :-)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Ankit
Date: 2/9/2014 12:55 pm
Views: 88
Rating: 8

Thanks a ton . So helpful. Wish u also get the helps like these always.

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Coolex
Date: 2/28/2014 4:38 am
Views: 96
Rating: 8

Thank a lot :)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Avinash
Date: 9/7/2014 8:20 am
Views: 103
Rating: 8

Useful stuff.. Thanks....

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: P
Date: 1/21/2016 2:53 pm
Views: 5
Rating: 0

Nice! Thanks!