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Re: 5.1-alpha: X primary selection being pasted in reverse video

From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: 5.1-alpha: X primary selection being pasted in reverse video
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:42:26 -0400
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On 6/21/20 4:35 AM, balducci@units.it wrote:
> hello
> I actually don't know if this is a real problem with 5.1-alpha or if
> it's something related to my environment and/or build procedure
> The problem is the following
> If I paste in a terminal running 5.1-alpha a string stored in the primary X
> selection, the string is inserted in reverse video

It's not a bug. This is the `active region' code displaying the text
inserted by a bracketed paste. You can see some of the most recent
discussion here:


The original patch was from 2018:


This has a basic description of the functionality and rationale.

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Chet Ramey, UTech, CWRU    chet@case.edu    http://tiswww.cwru.edu/~chet/

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