How do you copy text from windows/os environment to the droplet Ubuntu Console

Posted December 15, 2016 3.3k views

as I have command written in the text format , just need to copy paste to the console

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It depends on your SSH client.

If you are using Windows and Putty to connect to your server, press left mouse button an drag to select text. Once you release left click, text should be copied to your clipboard. In order to paste in Putty windows, just press right click.

In case you are using Linux/OS X terminal to connect, select your text and use CTRL+SHIFT+C to copy and CTRL+SHIFT+V to paste.

But if you are using DigitalOcean Web Console, you can’t copy and paste to it.

Hello, all

The Copy/Paste functionality of our web console is a bit odd; the code backing it is custom due to the way the VNC window is implemented for accessing your Droplet. It isn’t a good idea, in my experience, to rely on the console for long copy/pasting like an SSH key.

My recommended method to get the key on the Droplet is over SSH itself. You can refer to the below articles: