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Cut and Paste

Most applications that allow text input also let you copy and paste text using the mouse. In an xterm, hold down the left mouse button while dragging over some text. The text will remain highlighted when you release the button. If you now press the middle button in the xterm, then the text will be copied. You can also use this method to copy small bits of text from one window to another.

To start an xterm and have an application (for example top) running in it immediately, use xterm -e top &. Note that when you start xterm this way, it will terminate when the program you're running in it does.

Tim Love