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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