A kludgy solution for copy/paste between separate X sessions

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Gullible Jones, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

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    It's a rather archaic command:

    Code:
    $ write -h
    
    Usage:
    write [options] <user> [<ttyname>]
    
    Options:
    -V, --version  output version information and exit
    -h, --help  display this help and exit
    
    It's like a pipeline between different users' terminals! You can write stuff into a terminal in one X session, and copy it from a terminal in another; e.g. copy and paste between a main X session and a Xephyr window. :)

    Edit: or not. It seems that messages get permanently disabled on pts? Argh!
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
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