[CentOS] whats the package that allows copy and paste between windows

Mon Apr 11 14:26:12 UTC 2011
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

Robert Heller wrote:
> At Mon, 11 Apr 2011 15:46:17 +0200 CentOS mailing list<centos at centos.org>  wrote:
>> Jerry Geis wrote:
>>> What is the package that allows copy and paste between windows?
>>> I think I need to yum reinstall it.
>>> after the 5.6 update I get the copy button when I right click - (for
>>> example in thunderbird)
>>> put when I then goto a console window and try to right click and paste
>>> the paste is grey-ed or ghosted.
>>> Is there a package that controls the clip board or something?
>>> Thanks
>>> Jerry
>> you might be looking for gpm
>> Description :
>> Gpm provides mouse support to text-based Linux applications like the
>> Emacs editor and the Midnight Commander file management system.  Gpm
>> also provides console cut-and-paste operations using the mouse and
>> includes a program to allow pop-up menus to appear at the click of a
>> mouse button.
> Also note: gpm is for console windows only and NOT for X11 and it is not
> possible to copy and paste between X11 applications and the non GUI
> console windows.  There isn't a 'universal' clip board.  Gpm has its
> clip board and X11 has its *separate* clip board (actually, each X
> server has its own independent clip board, so it you run multiple X
> servers you can copy and paste from one to another).

oops! you're right Robert, I read the OP's somewhat confused post too 
fast and thought he actually meant console window when he said console 
window, but you're most probably correct, he just wants X11/GUI cut-n-paste.
OP: gpm is probably not what you're looking for :-) .