I have emacs running on machine A. I then connect to emacs via a terminal (over SSH) from machine B.

Question: From Machine B, how do I copy text to Machine B's clipboard to paste it, i.e., into a browser?

  • What's your environment (operating system, desktop manager if applies) and what GUI terminal are you using (xterm, rxvt, gnome-terminal, konsole...)? May 28, 2018 at 15:30
  • Linux with i3 window manager + gnome terminal.
    – George
    May 28, 2018 at 16:13
  • If I'm understanding correctly, you want to execute a command in an emacs session in A to have same text in B's clipboard. For this, you'll probably need to reverse connect somehow and then use something like xclip (with the correct DISPLAY variable). May 28, 2018 at 18:25
  • FYI: a related question: emacs.stackexchange.com/questions/41339
    – AhLeung
    May 28, 2018 at 21:30


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