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Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

Last post: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:50 PM by Support, 7 reply

 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:07 AM - rvsw

Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
I am an avid use of Xshell. Recently I have had to work a lot from the command line. More than 50% of the time I have to cut and paste the commands from the Xshell window to clipboard/notepad and back. I am doing ssh into a linux machine and linux commands like history etc don't help because I have had to make changes in the middle of the command every time I cut and paste.

Xshell provides shift+insert, ctrl+insert for cutting and pasting but I wonder if there is a way to use a script/hotkey in xshell to automatically cut and paste the last command in one keystroke instead of first selecting it. It can be a combination of xshell running a script on linux machine too but I have yet to figure out a way. Any inputs will be useful.

Program Ver. : Xshell 4
Monday, May 20, 2013 5:57 AM - Support

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
This feature is not available but it sounds like a very interesting feature. I have requested the feature for a review.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:06 PM - Mario

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
I miss that feature as well - PuTTy has it and I uses it a lot. On my MacBook with Bootcamp Windows the missing INSERT key reduces the value of XShell drastically...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 11:24 PM - Support

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
Thank you for your feedback. If Putty has this feature already, we can expedite this process. I will look into this feature and escalate its priority.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:35 AM - frank

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
about this feature,any progress yet?
Thursday, September 28, 2017 4:56 PM - Support

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
Currently, Xshell has two different flavors of Copy & Paste.

You can have the mouse automatically copy highlighted text and paste with a single mouse click. This can be configured in Tools -> Options -> Keyboard and Mouse.

The other is using our key mapping feature. This can be configured in the Options as well.

If neither of these is what you wanted, can you please explain what it is exactly you'd like to do? Can you point us to the relevant option in other programs such as PuTTY? Any special configuration required? Can you provide a screenshot? Thank you!

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Monday, May 7, 2018 3:15 PM - esrreddyb

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
there is option in putty called "Copy All to Clipboard", which copies complete text(all lines) in that active session to clipboard and can be pasted easily to notepad .
this option avoids selecting of each lines, which takes time if lines are more for example 2000 lines, and copies in one shot
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:50 PM - Support

Re: Any way to copy the command line in one keystroke

 
Xshell does not have this exact feature, but Xshell's ability to send terminal text directly to your desired editor may be something you'd be interested in.

You don't need to select the entire text. You can simply use the "To Text Editor" feature in the terminal's context menu.

You can set your desired text editor by going to Tools -> Options -> Advanced tab.

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