Cygwin copy+paste
User: Radu
Date: 10/20/2008 8:57 am
Views: 69187
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: 551
Rating: 17

thank you 

you saved my day :)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Rajeev
Date: 4/7/2011 4:02 am
Views: 334
Rating: 15

Excellent stuff.

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Kivett Bednar
Date: 6/13/2011 1:55 am
Views: 403
Rating: 14's been there since 2000

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Roger Baker
Date: 7/3/2013 9:41 am
Views: 544
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: 178
Rating: 8

Saved my day :-)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Ankit
Date: 2/9/2014 12:55 pm
Views: 193
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: 200
Rating: 8

Thank a lot :)

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: Avinash
Date: 9/7/2014 8:20 am
Views: 209
Rating: 8

Useful stuff.. Thanks....

Re: Cygwin copy+paste
User: P
Date: 1/21/2016 2:53 pm
Views: 102
Rating: 0

Nice! Thanks!