Is Linux Annoying?
Subject:   Copy/Paste
Date:   2003-11-29 17:54:01
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Copy/Paste

The direct "select/paste" method is good for sysadmins: you can select a filename and paste it into the next shell command, with a single click.

The problem is, the average desktop user needs "select/copy/paste". A typical word processor session goes like this: select a word, copy it, select a second word, paste. This will overwrite the second word.

With the "select/paste" method, the sessions becomes: select a word, select a second word, paste. Ops!

So, the explicit cut, copy and paste commands are there for a good reason.