[Guide to AmigaDOS 3\ConClip]
Format: CONCLIP [UNIT <unit number>] [OFF]
Template: UNIT/N, OFF/S
Purpose: To move data between the console.device, the
clipboard.device and CON:
CONCLIP is called from the standard Startup-Sequence. When it is run, the
user can copy text from standard Shell windows by drag selecting text with
the mouse. Once text is highlighted, it can then be copied to the clipboard
by pressing right Amiga+C. In addition, some other console.device windows
may support the ability to drag select text, such as ED and MEmacs. The
copied text can then be pasted into any application window which supports
reading text from the clipboard, such as the Shell, ED, and MEmacs. To paste
text, press right Amiga+V.
CONCLIP requires iffparse.library and the clipboard.device and opens the
first time you copy or paste text. Because of this, users with floppy-based
systems may notice some delay as iffparse.library and the clipboard.device
are loaded from disk (assuming that they have not already been loaded by
some other application).
The UNIT option allows you to specify the clipboard.device unit number to
use. You can specify any unit from 0 to 255. The default number is 0. This
option is primarily for advanced users or programmers who may want to use
different units for different data, such as one for text and another for
graphics. You do not need to turn CONCLIP off to change the UNIT number.
Simply run the command from the Shell, specifying the new unit number. The
next time you copy and paste, that clipboard unit will be used.
The OFF option allows the more advanced user or programmer to turn off
CONCLIP. When turned off, text is not copied to the clipboard, and pasting
is transparently managed by the console.device. In general, there is no
reason to turn CONCLIP off.
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