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ACL to clear the Windows clipboard

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ACL to clear the Windows clipboard

Whacky. But I needed to do this an stumbled on a way how to do it. Maybe
it's useful to someone else.


# The following may have dependencies on sgmlselection, selectionsvc,
pastepreserve,
# and/or any other settings related to buffers, copying, pasting, etc.


# Create a temporary buffer and make it current.
set paste=junk

# write to that buffer. You could select and copy something if
# wherever you that is easy. Or you can just write a line of
# throw-away text to the buffer. Type "help insert_buffer" for
# a complete description of the syntax of this command.
insert_buffer("any string of text",0,"junk")

# Set the default buffer back to current.
set paste=default


I had to tell you now because it's Friday and my weekend will permanently
purge MY buffer and I won't remember I wanted to tell you come Monday ...

--
Paul Nagai
2 REPLIES 2

delete_buffer -all;


clears Arbortext paste buffers -- but not apparently the Windows clipboard--so don't know if this helps.


- Lou Argyres


CEB / Continuing Education of the Bar | ceb.com



In Reply to Paul Nagai:


Whacky. But I needed to do this an stumbled on a way how to do it. Maybe
it's useful to someone else.


# The following may have dependencies on sgmlselection, selectionsvc,
pastepreserve,
# and/or any other settings related to buffers, copying, pasting, etc.


# Create a temporary buffer and make it current.
set paste=junk

# write to that buffer. You could select and copy something if
# wherever you that is easy. Or you can just write a line of
# throw-away text to the buffer. Type "help insert_buffer" for
# a complete description of the syntax of this command.
insert_buffer("any string of text",0,"junk")

# Set the default buffer back to current.
set paste=default


I had to tell you now because it's Friday and my weekend will permanently
purge MY buffer and I won't remember I wanted to tell you come Monday ...

--
Paul Nagai

Hi Lou,

The code I provided does clear the Windows clipboard ... with some
assumptions about the various settings that relate to cut/copy/paste/buffer
management. Turns out I also delete_buffer -all after clearing the Windows
clipboard for the thing I'm doing, but it wasn't necessary/related to
clearing the Windows clipboard so I didn't mention it.

Thanks, though. It's probably good to have available in this thread for
future me and anyone else diving into the buffers.



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