X2gpm lets you paste an X Windows selection (text selected for cut and paste there) into a Linux kernel console as if you typed it, like gpm does for similar selections on the console screens. X2gpm uses gpm to attach to control-button3 for the paste.
The other direction, console selection to X, is not supported. Read more in the online man page (10k, html).
To compile and run X2gpm you'll need,
libX11 and its headers)
Download version 11 here, either the source, or a Debian package (built for gpm 1.20.4) here or from my repo.
x2gpm-11.tar.gz(33k, and sig)
x2gpm_11-0.1_i386.deb(16k, and sig)
tar includes a
debian directory and you
can build against current or previous gpm. If you're using gpm 1.19.6 then
you must build against that version with the usual
fakeroot debian/rules binary
If you use one of the build tools that looks at
debian/control change the
libgpm-dev to the previous
See also xsel for one-off fetching (or storing) of the X selection.
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