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Copy from windows into nano
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:27:50 am »
I'm new to Linux and using it with a Raspberry Pi. I connect via a vnc and would like to use the copy and paste when copy text from a Google search in windows and the paste into nano. How do I do it, I'm stuck.


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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2016, 12:20:26 pm »
Are you saying you can't copy/paste into anything, or just not into nano ?

if just nano (or the terminal), try Ctrl+Shift+V

In GUI apps:-
Ctrl+C = Copy
Ctrl+V = Paste

but in the terminal you also need terminal you aso need the Shift key .. so
Ctrl+Shift+C = Copy
Ctrl+Shift+V = Paste
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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2016, 12:24:14 pm »
I work with my windows 10 laptop running VNC connected to my Raspberry Pi. I run terminal mode on the pi running nano. I want to copy code that I found using google in windows and paste into Nano, does that explain it?


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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2016, 12:28:40 pm »
Not really .. are you able to copy text from Windows and paste it into anywhere OTHER than nano or the terminal (such as a GUI text editor) .. or is your only problem pasting into nano (or the terminal) ?

If the problem is purely with nano .. try the keyboard shortcuts I mentioned above.

If the problem is EVERYWHERE, which VPN server and client combo are you using ?
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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 12:45:52 pm »
I can copy and paste in windows as per normal. I can copy and paste in nano. I cannot copy and paste between a windows page and nano running on the pi. is that better explained?

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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 02:23:25 pm »
im using Reak VNC viewer on the laptop and TightVNC server on the Pi

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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 02:54:05 pm »
Solved it, stopped using windows Google and used Epiphany and it worked, its a struggle for a windows man last 25 years....

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Re: Copy from windows into nano
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 09:27:54 pm »
It is for us all mate at first .. then it all starts to gell and there's no going back :)

Nicely solved BTW ;)
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