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Copy and Paste

Gnome Terminal

In most apps Ctrl+C is used to Copy but in Gnome Terminal, it stops the currently running program. Since muscle memory is a thing, and since kingdom-wide standards are a thing, I remapped Ctrl+C to be copy and Ctrl+V to be paste.

You can change the keybinding for Cut and Paste from the default Ctrl+Shift+V Ctrl+Shift+C, Ctrl+Shift+V to what you say, namely Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, in the Edit → Keyboard Shortcuts menu.

after remapping the Copy shortcut to Ctrl+C, you can use Ctrl+Shift+C to interrupt without having to configure anything else

ref: Making Ctrl+C copy text in gnome-terminal? [2011]

ps: I am ashamed it took me 10 years to find this.


ref: Copy and paste from within a bash command or terminal