Re: speeding up a paste operation
- Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2018 06:55:37 +0200
- From: Frank Redeker <f.redeker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: speeding up a paste operation
Am 25.08.2018 um 02:10 schrieb Lee:
> On 8/24/18, James Darnley wrote:
>> On 2018-08-25 01:30, Lee wrote:
>>> In retrospect, I should have created the file some other way, but still..
>>> - grab the top 1M hosts from from
>>> - open w/ libreoffice
>>> - select the host name column, right click & select copy (all 1 million
>>> - (mintty 2.9.0 window already open) vi /tmp/hosts
>>> - i (get into insert mode)
>>> - right click (which I have set to "paste")
>>> data is still scrolling by & it's not even up to 100K lines yet :(
>>> Is there some way to make a paste operation faster in mintty (or vim
>>> or whatever the slowpoke is)?
>> There's a utility called getclip which put the clipboard onto stdout.
>> Direct that into a file and you should get the same result, excluding
>> Vim's indentation. Probably doesn't use the tty in anyway.
> Is getclip different from
> cat > /tmp/hosts
> <right-click to paste in the 1M lines>
> at least 'cat > /tmp/hosts' that goes faster than I can read. But
> while that's running I can open notepad, paste the 1M lines in there,
> save to \cygwin\tmp\doshosts, open another mintty window & dos2unix
> /tmp/doshosts -- all that before the <right-click paste> finishes :(
> LeeHi Lee,
what about 'cp /dev/clipbord /tmp/hosts'?
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