A powerful idiom where one object gets copied into a clipboard so that it can be pasted elsewhere.

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Copying only files without a special string in filename

I have to copy only files from a folder that don't have following string in its filename: NNNNxNNNN (a 3 or 4 digit number followed by the character x followed by a 3 or 4 digit number again -> it's ...
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Positioning of items when repeatedly pasting in Keynote

Keynote has a really nice feature that I often use. If I (1) copy a shape, (2) paste it, (3) position the pasted item one centimetre to the right of the original (for example), and then (4) press ...
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Copy and paste stops working

For several months now i've had an issue where after using my laptop for a couple of weeks without restarting, i'll slowly lose my ability to copy and paste. First it's only between different apps ...
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Can I copy the entire scrollback buffer from iTerm2 to the clipboard?

I've just run some commands and have several pages of output in iTerm2. Now I'd like to save it somewhere. (I could have piped it to a file, but I didn't think of that.) Is there an easier way to ...
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How can I overwrite a file or prevent 'copy' from being appended?

When I copy/paste a file into a folder where a file with the same name exists, instead of replacing, it changes the filename to 'file Copy'. Is there a way to copy/replace similar to windows or ...
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Is there a faster way to copy time machine files from one disk to another?

I'm trying to move my time machine backup files all under Backups.backupdb to another drive. I initiated a file copy overnight (b/c I saw that it took OSX forever to prepare for the copy...it ...
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How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?

After downloading a PDF, Preview automatically opens and I'm able to look at the file. Often times I want to move the file to somewhere other than Downloads. In Mavericks I'm able to click on the ...
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Cannot paste image in Skype, Line, or Facebook Messenger but pasting works in WeChat and iMessage

In iOS 7, we're able to paste an image into iMessage, WeChat, and Whatsapp, but not Line, Skype, or Facebook Messenger. Is this an app-supported setting? Thanks!
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Non-destructive File/Folder Replace

While testing WordPress 3.5, I took the old copy of a site, and copy pasted the 3.5 from the zip file. Part of a WordPress install is the folder wp-content containing all the uploads and themes ...
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Is it possible to copy text from image?

Is there any tools to copy text from video's or images?
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Copy and pasting between host and VM

I have a host machine running OS X 10.9.3 and VirtualBox 4.3.12 VM running Windows 7. I want to copy and paste between the host machine and the VM. By default copy-pastes don't seem to be transferable ...
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What is the way to copy text from Windows to iOS and vice-versa?

What is the way to copy text from Windows to iOS and vice-versa without using iTunes?
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Change Default from Copy to Move

We have several Mavericks systems, currently all but one moves folders when dragging and dropping, however only one requires the command key to be pushed for it to move. Is there a setting or tweak ...
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Writing special characters to the clipboard with the command line

I'm trying to write the string あいうえお to my clipboard using the pbcopy command line tool like this echo あいうえお | pbcopy But what I'm getting in my clipboard is completely different : „ÅÇ„ÅÑ„ÅÜ„Åà„Åä. ...
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Command-Shift-Option-V in Pages

When I press ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+⌥ Option+V in Pages Insert\Choose dialog is opened. (This dialog must be opened when ⌘ Command+⇧ Shift+V is pressed). What can I do about it? How can I "Paste and Match ...
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Umlauts and Copy and paste

I have a problem with copy and paste of characters like "ü". When I copy and paste the name "Gereon Müller" from this book http://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/18 (choose the download tab) I get the ...
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Copying and pasting text between applications without style

When pasting text, some applications (Chrome, Microsoft Office, etc.) will do what they can to re-render copied text with style, and some of those applications do not appear to offer an option to ...
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How do I Move a folder in 10.9 Mavericks?

I am trying to move a large (100GB+) folder from the Desktop, into a subfolder on the Desktop. When I drag and Drop, it invokes a Copy, and I do not want to wait an hour while it goes through with ...
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Best way to copy all files, ignoring errors?

I have a partially corrupted HD that can not be repaired by Disk Utility, but which can be mounted read-only making the data on it accessible. I am trying to copy all the recoverable contents onto a ...
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Copy/Paste creates a hidden files

I have a copied music files to USD drive, but after copy/paste, the files are hidden. For example, in Finder: Console: And in hidden file there are a many attributes. Example: ...
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Why can't I paste a password into a password form on a webpage?

On my Snow Leopard Mac, I can't seem to paste into a password field on login pages to Apple sites, (developer.apple.com for example). I thought is was a browser issue but it's happening with Safari, ...
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Preview copies aliens. How to change the encoding/make it work?

Preview copies aliens! Literally. Here is a screenshot: The text selected on the pdf was copied (Cmd+C) and pasted (Cmd+V) from Preview to TextEdit. What did I get? A bunch of aliens. I'm guessing ...
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Configure emacs to cut and copy text to Mac OS X clipboard

Can I configure emacs, so that I could copy/cut text from emacs (default Terminal version) and paste it somewhere else (into X Window program)?
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Copy and Paste Multiple Things? OSX

I would like to be able to copy and paste multiple items on a Mac using keys like ⌘1 would copy 1 and ⌘2 would copy 2, ect. Then ⌘! would paste 1 and ⌘@ would paste 2. If there is already a program ...
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Can a mac do a bitwise copy of a USB disk with proprietary disk format?

I have a USB disk with a propietary format that I want to bitwise clone to a new identical drive. I have CCC but the disk doesn't show up in Finder. It does appear in Disk Utility. I tried ...
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Copy pasting italicized content in Pages

Pages is my word processor. I'm trying to copy a paragraph text from a docx file opened in Pages. Some words in the paragraph are italicized. I'd like to paste it in a target doc which has paragraph ...
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How to copy plain text from web pages in Safari?

When using Safari, I find no plug-in to force copied text from web pages to not include rich-text formatting and only copy the raw ascii characters. How can I, using Safari, only copy plain text into ...
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How do I copy photos from an iMessage chat to the iOS Camera Roll?

When I long press on a photo someone shared with me in an iMessage chat I get three main options: Copy, More..., and Speak. More only presents options to delete all, or select some messages to forward ...
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How to insert pages document to another pages document?

I am using Mavericks, and Pages 5.1. I have created two .pages documents. Now, all I want is to attach one .pages document to another. In windows I could simply drag and drop or copy and paste both ...
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In Mail is it possible to copy the date and time to the clipboard from a mail message

In my todo list, I like to refer to email messages based on the date they were received so I can simply find the message at a later point. For example, Follow up locking issue (see Peter's ...
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pbpaste, pbcopy using wrong pasteboard?

I'm converting a shell script which xclip and similar tools on Linux, to use pbpaste and pbcopy on Mac. The problem is the default pasteboard ('general' according to the man-page) for these tools is ...
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Copy from `OS X` and paste using `OS X Screen Sharing` to a Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi which I access from my Mac using ssh and VNC (tightvncserver). I am using OS X Screen Sharing I want to be able to copy from OS X and paste into a GUI app on the Pi. (Copying ...
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Naming Folders usin

Is there a script that allows one to insert text from the clipboard into the name field of a new folder? I would like to name a new folder or change the name of a folder using the last text clip.
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Is there a way to have clipboard buffering in OS X?

Does OS X have this built in? It is tedious with only one buffer.
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Text copied from Terminal with formatting in Mavericks

After the update to Mavericks, anything copied from Terminal is pasted in the target app with the same formatting as in Terminal, in my case, white monospaced letters on a black background, e.g.: ...
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Mavericks 10.9.1 - Copies fail *after* the data has been actually moved

I'm suddenly having a very strange problem on Mavericks. When copying large files around my system, between local disks or to and from my NAS server, I randomly get a failure stating "The file ... ...
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Copy + pasting arabic text on English Mac

I'm having a hard time pasting a piece of arabic text into a web form. I have a rMBP 2013 bought from the US and a translator sent me some block of text to enter into a webform. The problem is that ...
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Copy and Cut sometimes don't work

My system is kept fully up to date and I still see this problem intermittently, although not as often as I used to; I would say that this has not been fully fixed. If there are any workarounds ...
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How to force OS X Notes application to lose formatting when I paste text from clipboard?

While I do find Notes.app very useful, especially due to the iClould integration with iOS counterpart apps, I am very annoyed about the text formatting used by the application. I just want to be able ...
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Copy new files only - is this possible? Basically want to merge two folders

I have a folder on Drive 1 called Music, and it is 100GB. I have a folder on Drive 2 called Music, and it is 116GB. It's the most updated version. How do I copy the Music folder from Drive 2 to Drive ...
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Unwanted transformation of Chinese characters

When I copy and paste character it's transformed into the Japanese version, 禮 (radical 示 instead of 礻). What's going on? Is this some 'feature' of Unicode? Is there still a way to paste the ...
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pbcopy exits code 1, no error message

I'm trying to use pbcopy and pbpaste to copy and paste to the clipboard from a shell. I read the man page to learn the syntax for these programs. However, no matter how I try to invoke pbcopy or ...
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AppleScript and Finder - How to detect an “empty” selection when copying paths to the clipboard (Expanded Question)

I'm trying to build a Service that does the following: If some folder/files are selected in Finder, copy (all) the paths to the clipboard If nothing is selected, copy the "Path" of the window. ...
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Making it easier to copy webpage text to the clipboard (in iOS)?

I have a web page that updates occasionally with new information (I made it myself - simple HTML page - nothing special). I regularly have to copy this page to the clipboard on my iOS device to paste ...
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Clipboard manager for Mac that doesn't use any cloud service

I'm looking for a clipboard manager app/tool for Mac (Mavericks) that does not use any cloud service for saving/syncing data. I mean that it doesn't save my content on any cloud server, but on my ...
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Cannot share clipboard when using Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection to Windows7

I use Remote Desktop Connection on my 10.6.2 to connect to Windows XP and Windows7. I can share clipboard between mac and Windows XP but Windows7. Any idea how to make it work for Windows 7? It ...
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CLI to copy to clipboard but still output to term ?

I know that piping to pbcopy copies command line outputs to the clipboard. How can I still show the output in the terminal ?
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How can I merge two similar-but-not identical folders?

I have a folder (which is filled with many many sub-folders and files) which is on a FireWire drive [source] which I am trying to move to a USB drive [destination]. I am trying to move all of the ...
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How to join the files into a similar directory tree?

I've two similar directory tree in different HD, but inside many groups of subfolders named e.g. B and C (note inside B and C there are others subfolders) there are different files (e.g. file 1,2 in ...
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“Pasting” text to Java applet through keyboard emulation

I have a Java applet that I need to paste lots of text into. However, the paste options doesn't work (neither keyboard shortcut, nor right-button menu). I'm looking for a way to emulate a keyboard ...