xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer and selection


   xcutsel   [  -toolkitoption  ...]  [-selection  selection]  [-cutbuffer


   The xcutsel program is used to copy the current selection  into  a  cut
   buffer  and  to  make a selection that contains the current contents of
   the cut buffer.  It acts as a bridge between  applications  that  don't
   support selections and those that do.

   By  default,  xcutsel  will use the selection named PRIMARY and the cut
   buffer CUT_BUFFER0.  Either or both  of  these  can  be  overridden  by
   command line arguments or by resources.

   An xcutsel window has the following buttons:

           When  this  button  is  pressed, xcutsel exits.  Any selections
           held by xcutsel are automatically released.

       copy PRIMARY to 0
           When  this  button  is  pressed,  xcutsel  copies  the  current
           selection into the cut buffer.

       copy 0 to PRIMARY
           When  this  button  is  pressed,  xcutsel  converts the current
           contents of the cut buffer into the selection.

   The button labels reflect  the  selection  and  cutbuffer  selected  by
   command line options or through the resource database.

   When  the  ``copy  0  to PRIMARY'' button is activated, the button will
   remain inverted as long as xcutsel remains the owner of the  selection.
   This  serves  to  remind  you  which client owns the current selection.
   Note that the value of the selection remains constant; if the cutbuffer
   is changed, you must again activate the copy button to retrieve the new
   value when desired.


   Xcutsel accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line  options  as
   well as the following:

   -selection name
           This  option  specifies  the name of the selection to use.  The
           default is PRIMARY.  The only supported abbreviations for  this
           option  are  ``-select'',  ``-sel'' and ``-s'', as the standard
           toolkit option ``-selectionTimeout'' has a similar name.

   -cutbuffer number
           This option specifies the cut buffer to use.   The  default  is
           cut buffer 0.


   This  program  accepts all of the standard X Toolkit resource names and
   classes as well as:

   selection (class Selection)
           This resource specifies the name of the selection to use.   The
           default is PRIMARY.

   cutBuffer (class CutBuffer)
           This  resource  specifies  the number of the cut buffer to use.
           The default is 0.


   The following instance names may be used when user configuration of the
   labels in them is desired:

   sel-cut (class Command)
           This is the ``copy SELECTION to BUFFER'' button.

   cut-sel (class Command)
           This is the ``copy BUFFER to SELECTION'' button.

   quit (class Command)
           This is the ``quit'' button.


   X(7),  xclipboard(1),  xterm(1),  text widget documentation, individual
   client documentation for how to make a selection.


   There is no way to change the name of the selection or  the  number  of
   the cut buffer while the program is running.


   Ralph R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena


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