GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 86119
"select all" feature
Last modified: 2015-02-10 15:30:57 UTC
Synopsis: gnome-terminal feature request
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,
a menu option saying "select the entire buffer" would be much better.
------- Bug moved to this database by email@example.com 2002-06-21 05:53 -------
Reassigning to the default owner of the component, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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).
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
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.
*** Bug 126446 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
*** Bug 323719 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
r1642: 2007-02-06 Chris Wilson <email@example.com>
Bug 86119 – "select all" feature
Original patch by Simone Gotti.
* src/vte.c: (vte_terminal_select_all), (vte_terminal_select_none):
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 ;-)
*** Bug 345315 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The patch needs to be updated to svn trunk.
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.