Why i cannot use in Ubuntu 12.10 Console COPY and PASTE ?

I cant PASTE in console (Terminal). Does anyone help me how i can do it ?

and Can I Upload some file to the server ?

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I wasn’t satisfied with the mod’s answer since pretty much every time I’ve ever needed to use a web console like this, I’ve needed at the very least paste.

So here’s a paste function you can throw into the console. To use:

  1. Open developer tools
  2. Paste this code in and hit enter
  3. sendString(‘wow, i cannot believe this fundamental functionality is still nonexistent’)

You might need to play with the sendDelay (increase) if you’re having problems, but I was able to use this to add an authorized key.

To abort the sending of the current string, do sendString()

var sendString = (function(rfb, force, sendDelay) { 
  sendDelay = sendDelay || 25;
  var _q = [];
  var _qStart = function() {
    var chr = _q.shift();
    if (chr) {
      setTimeout(_qStart, sendDelay);
  var _qStop = function() { _q.length = 0; };
  var fn = function sendString(str) {
    str = str || '';
    var chr;
    for (var i=0; i < str.length; i++) {
      chr = str[i].charCodeAt();
  if (rfb.sendString && true !== force) {
    console.warn('rfb.sendString not installed because it already exists.  Use force if you\'d like');
  else {
    rfb.sendString = fn;
  return fn;

There also seems to be copy/paste functionality in the code (disabled?).

If for some reason you’re at some moment unable to ssh, and you need to paste in a large chunk of text, you can paste your text into a Your text will be pasted to something like You can then type at the console:


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:

Regards, Alex