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How to use clipboard managers on Linux

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You probably copy and paste snippets of text on your computer multiple times a day without ever thinking about it. You may take it for granted, because it's older than Unix, with its earliest implementation through macros or manual repetition of line-editor commands. While the process has largely remained the same over the past 15 years, there's a side to copy and paste that many users never see: the clipboard manager.

The clipboard is a (usually invisible) place in memory that holds the contents of whatever you have copied or cut. It is generally global, meaning it has access to whatever you copy or cut across your entire operating system, regardless of what application you are using. In fact, it's because the clipboard is global that you can copy from one application to another, even though those applications are probably developed by different developers.

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