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Somehow something seems to have been changed with my Zsh configuration or Terminal settings under macOS Catalina (10.15.7). If I copy some text, say from a TextEdit window, the usual paste command and shortcut-key (⌘ CommandV) no longer paste that text onto the command line in Terminal.

How to fix this so it works as expected?

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  • "The usual command/shortcut key" is vague. What command were you using previously? – Allan Nov 17 '20 at 22:29
  • @Allan: Cmd-c for copy, Cmd-v for paste (without the hyphens, of course) – murray Nov 17 '20 at 22:30
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    If you go into Terminal, then from the Menu Bar, select Edit, then Paste does it work? What key combination does it show? – Allan Nov 17 '20 at 22:47
  • The problem arose from an error in my .profile, which is loaded by .zshrc. With .profile fixed, copy/paste into Terminal works normally. – murray Nov 18 '20 at 1:25
  • It's helpful if you clarify what you're asking and then add an answer (don't "update" the question) with what you did to solve it. This way it will help others who run into this problem. – Allan Nov 18 '20 at 2:20
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I discovered that the problem arose from an error in my .profile, which is loaded by .zshrc. With .profile fixed, copy/paste into Terminal works normally, whether with usual Cmd-C/Cmd-V keyboard cominations or Edit menu selections.

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  • What exactly was the problem and how did you fix it? – nohillside Dec 18 '20 at 21:05
  • @nohillside: Sorry, I don't recall exactly what the type was there now. May have been a simple matter of unmatched quotes, even. – murray Dec 19 '20 at 16:40

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