clipboard synchronization between X11 and gnome apps

20 Feb 2012

By default X11 powered systems have at least two different clipboards which may cause confusion sometimes 😖

There is no way to disable/delete them, so the next best solution is to synchronizate them. Autocutsel is a free cli utility who can do this. It works by adding it to the ~/.xsession file or any other initialization file your windows system execute:

$ autocutsel -fork #sync between X and Gnome apps
$ autocutsel -selection PRIMARY -fork #sync between Gnome apps and X

Happy copy/pasting ☻