Is it normal that text in the clipboard gets lost?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at
Thu Jun 6 04:58:47 BST 2013

Doug posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:28:03 -0400 as excerpted:

> On 06/05/2013 06:13 PM, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:>>> 

>> If you do:
>>    ps aux | grep klipper
>> you'll probably find it's running already.  You'll get something that
>> ends in:
>>    kdeinit4: klipper [kdeinit]
>> meaning it's running automatically when you login into KDE.
> Yep, you're right! It must be buried in here somewhere.
> [doug at linux1 ~]$ ps aux | grep klipper

> doug      3450  0.0  0.5 164604 43328 ?        S    03:13   0:00 
> kdeinit4: klipper [kdeinit]

> doug     27074  0.0  0.0   6080   796 pts/1    S+   18:23   0:00
> grep --color klipper
> I have not seen anything in cut/paste in color, however.

You're misunderstanding the output.

On your machine, "grep" is aliased to "grep --color", probably courtesy 
of your distro.  So it's grep's output that is in color (here on gentoo, 
the matching part shows up in red, but your distro might use a different 

The first line of output (two lines as wrapped above) is the line we were 
talking about, kdeinit4 starting klipper.

The second line is the line from ps (process show) reporting on grep 
itself, since "klipper" appeared as part of grep's commandline too.

And because of the alias, the grep command that was actually run was
"grep --color klipper", not just the "grep klipper" that you typed in.

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