Middle click drag&drop variable
josh at freedesktop.org
Tue Jan 2 01:21:55 PST 2007
Bob Farrell wrote:
> I'm looking to write a very simple script that opens currently selected
> text (the text that middle-clicking "pastes") as a URL in a new Firefox tab.
> Was wondering if anyone could tell me how I can go about accessing that
> information? My hope is that it's an easily accessible variable but
> things are generally not as easy as one would expect, so any help would
> be appreciated. If you could give as detailed an answer as possible to
> save me having to reply with "How do you do [basic thing you took for
> granted I would know how to do]" and wasting everyone's time that would
> be brilliant.
You might take a look at the program "xclip", which allows command-line access
to the X clipboard, primary, and secondary selections. Middle-click usually
pastes from the X primary selection.
- Josh Triplett
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