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NAME

       xcutsel - interchange between cut buffer and selection

SYNOPSIS

       xcutsel   [  -toolkitoption  ...]  [-selection  selection]  [-cutbuffer
       number]

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
       command 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
               selection into the cut buffer.

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

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

       When  the  ``copy  0  to PRIMARY'' button is activated, the button will
       remain 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