This has me interested too, I can find plenty of references to Linux clipboard managers such as glipper etc. but once installed they seem to "take over" the job of the clipboard... ie. using the clear button only seems to clear the glipper clipboard buffer, not anything that was in the buffer *before* glipper took over.
I originally thought (at least in Ubuntu) that xclipboard
was managing the clipboard, but if you enter:
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in a terminal, you get:
Error: another clipboard is already running
does this mean there is another clipboard manager running, or that there is another instance of xclipboard running.
Anyone know exactly what (by default) is managing the clipboard?
Installing the parcellite
package will give you a panel object which has a clear clipboard menu item that *seems* to clear the clipboard completely.
But I still want to know exactly what it's doing in the background.