xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer and selection
xcutsel [-toolkitoption ...] [-selection selection] [-cutbuffer number]
The xcutsel(1) 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 do not support selections and those that do.
By default, xcutsel(1) 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(1) window has the following buttons:
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(1) 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 reactivate the copy button to retrieve the new value.
The xcutsel(1) utility accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command-line options, as well as the following:
This program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit resource names and classes as well as the following:
The following instance names can be used when user configuration of the labels in them is desired:
There is no way to change the name of the selection or the number of the cut buffer while the program is running.
Text widget documentation
Individual client documentation for information on how to make a selection