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XCUTSEL(1)		    General Commands Manual		    XCUTSEL(1)

NAME
       xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer	and selection

SYNOPSIS
       xcutsel	[  -toolkitoption ...] [-selection selection] [-cutbuffer num-
       ber]

DESCRIPTION
       The xcutsel program is used to copy the current selection  into	a  cut
       buffer  and  to	make a selection that contains the current contents of
       the cut buffer.	It acts	as a bridge between  applications  that	 don't
       support selections and those that do.

       By  default,  xcutsel  will use the selection named PRIMARY and the cut
       buffer CUT_BUFFER0.  Either or both of these can	be overridden by  com-
       mand line arguments or by resources.

       An xcutsel window has the following buttons:

	   quit
	       When  this  button  is  pressed,	xcutsel	exits.	Any selections
	       held by xcutsel are automatically released.

	   copy	PRIMARY	to 0
	       When this button	is pressed, xcutsel copies the current	selec-
	       tion into the cut buffer.

	   copy	0 to PRIMARY
	       When  this button is pressed, xcutsel converts the current con-
	       tents of	the cut	buffer into the	selection.

       The button labels reflect the selection and cutbuffer selected by  com-
       mand line options or through the	resource database.

       When the	``copy 0 to PRIMARY'' button is	activated, the button will re-
       main inverted as	long as	xcutsel	remains	the owner  of  the  selection.
       This  serves  to	 remind	 you  which client owns	the current selection.
       Note that the value of the selection remains constant; if the cutbuffer
       is changed, you must again activate the copy button to retrieve the new
       value when desired.

OPTIONS
       Xcutsel accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line  options  as
       well as the following:

       -selection name
	       This  option  specifies	the name of the	selection to use.  The
	       default is PRIMARY.  The	only supported abbreviations for  this
	       option  are  ``-select'',  ``-sel'' and ``-s'', as the standard
	       toolkit option ``-selectionTimeout'' has	a similar name.

       -cutbuffer number
	       This option specifies the cut buffer to use.   The  default  is
	       cut buffer 0.

X DEFAULTS
       This  program  accepts all of the standard X Toolkit resource names and
       classes as well as:

       selection (class	Selection)
	       This resource specifies the name	of the selection to use.   The
	       default is PRIMARY.

       cutBuffer (class	CutBuffer)
	       This  resource  specifies  the number of	the cut	buffer to use.
	       The default is 0.

WIDGET NAMES
       The following instance names may	be used	when user configuration	of the
       labels in them is desired:

       sel-cut (class Command)
	       This is the ``copy SELECTION to BUFFER''	button.

       cut-sel (class Command)
	       This is the ``copy BUFFER to SELECTION''	button.

       quit (class Command)
	       This is the ``quit'' button.

SEE ALSO
       X(7),  xclipboard(1),  xterm(1),	 text widget documentation, individual
       client documentation for	how to make a selection.

BUGS
       There is	no way to change the name of the selection or  the  number  of
       the cut buffer while the	program	is running.

AUTHOR
       Ralph R.	Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena

X Version 11		       xclipboard 1.1.3			    XCUTSEL(1)

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