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Re: Clipboard manager by default in Fedora 12

On 07/27/2009 07:49 AM, Casey Dahlin wrote:
 The Firefox issue was always Firefox's fault. Its designed to keep information from leaking out of the browser.

Seriously? Do you have any reference source for this information?

AFAIK, the real truth is that this behaviour is a a result of how X protocol is designed:

" Note it's the X application itself that maintains the storage for what it "puts" on the buffers, which makes a lot of sense when you think about it, especially considering X's network transparency. But that means when you close the application the content of the clipboard and selection buffer are lost.

You can get around this behaviour by using an external application to manage the storage for the clipboard, the standard one being xclipboard. Note this is the reason why it's awkward to get a command line program to paste to the clipboard. It has to fork and run until no longer required (someone else pastes to the clipboard). See xsel <http://www.vergenet.net/%7Econrad/software/xsel/> for an example of this."


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