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Bug 86119 - "select all" feature
"select all" feature
Product: gnome-terminal
Classification: Core
Component: general
git master
Other other
: Normal enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: GNOME Terminal Maintainers
GNOME Terminal Maintainers
: 126446 323719 345315 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-06-21 09:54 UTC by Florin Andrei
Modified: 2015-02-10 15:30 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

The patch part for vte (current CVS HEAD). (2.15 KB, patch)
2005-06-05 18:44 UTC, Simone Gotti
committed Details | Review
The patch part for gnome-terminal (current CVS HEAD). (7.45 KB, patch)
2005-06-05 18:45 UTC, Simone Gotti
needs-work Details | Review

Description Florin Andrei 2002-06-21 09:53:06 UTC
Package: gnome-terminal
Severity: enhancement
Synopsis: gnome-terminal feature request
Bugzilla-Product: gnome-terminal
Bugzilla-Component: general

i would like to be able to select the entire content of the buffer in
the gnome-terminal, through a menu option.

if i have to copy/paste the long output of a program, i have to scroll
up, select everything with the mouse, and then wait for the select to
reach the bottom. if i have to select more than a couple thousand lines,
that's tedious.

a menu option saying "select the entire buffer" would be much better.

------- Bug moved to this database by 2002-06-21 05:53 -------

Reassigning to the default owner of the component,

Comment 1 Ben FrantzDale 2002-08-05 20:54:02 UTC
I've advanced the version on this because it's an enhancement and is
already listed under gnome-terminal rather than gnome-core/gnome-terminal.
Comment 2 Simone Gotti 2005-06-05 18:40:18 UTC
You can Select All by clicking with the left mouse button on the start of the
buffer and then hold down the shift key and click again at the end of the buffer.

BTW I made the following patch for vte and gnome-terminal that adds the select
all function.

I'd be happy if the gnome-terminal mantainers can review and apply it if they
thinks that it's ok (maybe for gnome-terminal 2.12).
Comment 3 Simone Gotti 2005-06-05 18:44:13 UTC
Created attachment 47289 [details] [review]
The patch part for vte (current CVS HEAD).

Adds a new vte_terminal_select_all function, available to the programs linked
to libvte.
Comment 4 Simone Gotti 2005-06-05 18:45:35 UTC
Created attachment 47290 [details] [review]
The patch part for gnome-terminal (current CVS HEAD).

Adds a Select All function in the Edit menu and in the pupop menu. The default
accelerator is Ctrl+Shift+A.
Comment 5 Michele Baldessari 2005-06-12 14:51:21 UTC
*** Bug 126446 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Michele Baldessari 2005-06-12 15:10:39 UTC
Ideally we'd have the vte patch on #126446 and the gnome-terminalone on #86119. 
For the time being it makes more sense to have this moved to the vte component.
Comment 7 Olav Vitters 2005-12-29 15:36:57 UTC
*** Bug 323719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Chris Wilson 2007-02-06 22:33:06 UTC
r1642: 2007-02-06  Chris Wilson  <>

	Bug 86119 – "select all" feature
	Original patch by Simone Gotti.

	* src/vte.c: (vte_terminal_select_all), (vte_terminal_select_none):
	* src/vte.h:
		Add 2 new API entry points to select the entire contents
		and clear the current selection.

And with the underlying functions in place, I hand it back to g-t ;-)
Comment 9 Pascal Terjan 2007-09-27 05:15:41 UTC
*** Bug 345315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Christian Persch 2008-03-25 21:54:43 UTC
The patch needs to be updated to svn trunk.
Comment 11 Christian Persch 2008-10-09 14:33:47 UTC
This problem has been fixed in the development version. The fix will be available in the next major software release. Thank you for your bug report.