Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 9th Apr 2003 03:30 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, we host a mini-interview with Fink's project leader, Max Horn. The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. They modify Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and make it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management and you can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.
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by Anonymous on Thu 10th Apr 2003 11:12 UTC

Aliasing Ctrl-V (Paste clipboard) to middle click (Paste current text selection) would be like someone connecting the brake and clutch lines together in your car "Well, it's pretty much the same sort of thing, anyway I usually can't remember the difference anyway". Argh!

xterm doesn't have a way to paste the clipboard contents. It doesn't on MacOS/ Fink and it doesn't on FreeBSD, or Linux or on any system. If you want such a feature you probably won't get it, but you could try asking the current xterm maintainer.

What xterm does have, as do almost all text entry type widgets, is a way to paste the current selection, that is, the last bit of text you highlighted. This is the NOT the same thing as the clipboard, it's just a power user feature and you don't NEED to learn about it. The vast majority of apps have ordinary Edit+Cut/Copy/Paste menu as well as this power user feature. That includes all the modern xterm-like Terminal emulators included with GNOME and KDE and so on.

[And Ctrl-V would be a particularly stupid thing to alias in an xterm because that Ctrl-sequence is needed...]