I use iTerm2 and love it. However, sometimes I want to copy text with color, and sometimes I don't.

I typically paste into Mail. In previous versions I got color always, but then perhaps I changed a preference?

The problem with pasting with no style is that I want pasting to include the font (fixed), I just don't want the color.

Is there a way to set up iTerm 2 so that I have a choice?

  • It's usually at the point of paste you make that call; paste without style [or paste & match style] is available in many apps. Which app are you pasting to?
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 20, 2021 at 17:33
  • @Tetsujin - I expanded the question to answer yours.
    – vy32
    Mar 21, 2021 at 12:36

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When you copy in iTerm, use Cmd+Shift+C to copy with color and style, and use Cmd+C to copy without style.

  • But I want the font size, just not the cooor…
    – vy32
    Nov 30, 2022 at 9:01
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    @vy32 mine will copy the "style", including the font size. Dec 1, 2022 at 17:04

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