UNS: Re: vibe, a line-editor with vi-compatible keystrokes

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Mon Aug 5 22:21:14 UTC 2013

Not a problem at all. You can copy text all day long between the GUI and
the console using xclip:

Name        : xclip
Version     : 0.12
Release     : 5.fc19
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Wed 03 Jul 2013 06:55:34 PM EDT
Group       : Applications/System
Size        : 46169
License     : GPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Tue 26 Feb 2013 04:35:04 PM EST, Key ID
Source RPM  : xclip-0.12-5.fc19.src.rpm
Build Date  : Mon 18 Feb 2013 10:08:05 PM EST
Build Host  : buildvm-24.phx2.fedoraproject.org
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         : http://sourceforge.net/projects/xclip
Summary     : Command line clipboard grabber
Description :
xclip is a command line utility that is designed to run on any system
with an
X11 implementation. It provides an interface to X selections ("the
from the command line. It can read data from standard in or a file and
place it
in an X selection for pasting into other X applications. xclip can also
an X selection to standard out, which can then be redirected to a file
another program.

John G. Heim writes:
> If you use gnome-terminal,y ou can cut & paste error messages from
> your terminal window into your google search field. Or for eample,
> you are editing your dhcp config files with gedit, you can display
> your  MAC address and cut/paste it into the config file.
> On 08/02/2013 10:51 PM, Janina Sajka wrote:
> >I've never understood why anyone who relies on a screen reader would attempt to use terminal apps  with Orca and the Gnome Terminal.
> >
> >I understand Windows users have no choice in their environment, or Mac
> >users either. But, on Linux a simple Ctrl-AltF[2-6] and you have a
> >superior enviornment for terminal apps with a screen reader native to
> >that environment.
> >
> >Orca isn't going to catch up to Speakup anytime soon, if ever. Nor
> >should it try to. What's the point. Speakup can't do what Orca does
> >superbly well. So, why should anyone have a problem relying on Speakup
> >to do what it does superbly well?
> >
> >I just don't get it. Never have.
> >
> >Janina
> >
> >Tim Chase writes:
> >>On August  2, 2013, Janina Sajka wrote:
> >>>Your choice seems to be predicated on the quaint preference for
> >>>yasr.
> >>
> >>>From my humble testing, I've not had the difficulties using
> >>vi/vim with either yasr or speakup, but the OP mentioned having some
> >>sort of trouble and didn't mention the screen-reader in question.
> >>Given my experiences with vi/vim under yasr/speakup, I suspect it was
> >>using Orca to try and read an X terminal which I've occasionally
> >>found a tad frustrating depending on which flavor of terminal it is.
> >>
> >>-tim
> >>
> >
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