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Article:
  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.