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The Paste Buffers mechanism provides a way for the user or an external application to create files, up to 60K in length, that can be sent to the server through the terminal, by clicking on the filename in the paste buffer drop-list. The files can contain encoded control codes and any ASCII character (< 128). The encoding scheme is the same as for the programmable keys:

Control-codes are represented by using a caret '^' as a meta-character. For example, <CR> (0x0D) is CTRL-M and is represented as '^M'. <LF> (0x0A) is CTRL-J and is represented as '^J'. The code <RS> CTRL-^ (0x1E) is represented by '^~'. The code <DEL> (0x7F) is represented by '^?'. The character '^' is represented by the special sequence '^^'.

The files are stored in the Wiseterm directory: 'C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Wiseterm\' and have a '.txt' extension (the case of the extension is ignored).

If no such files exist, the paste buffer drop-list looks like this:

Paste Buffers - Drop-list

and the only option is to 'Add' a new one manually. If an external application creates a file it will be automatically detected and shown when the drop-list menu is dislayed. There is a paste buffer reload button, but it shouldn't be needed and can be removed from the toolbar.

Creating a new paste buffer

Clicking on 'Add' displays the following:

Paste Buffers - Add New

The 'OK' button will be disabled until a valid filename is entered. Characters that are not valid in a filename are filtered out. The currently accepted characters are:
`!$%^&()-_ =+{}[];'@#~,.0123456789ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
If a '.txt' extension is provided it will be removed. Other extensions become part of the filename as a '.txt' extension is always appended.

The 'payload' is the text sent to the server through the terminal and can be up to 60K in length. Line-breaks can be entered here, and will be preserved in the file, but will be stripped-out before being sent to the server. To send a line-break use the sequence '^M^J'.

Deleting all paste buffers

If some paste buffers exists the 'Delete All' menu item will be enabled. If you click on it the following confirmation dialog will be displayed:

Paste Buffers - Delete All

If you click on 'Yes' all the paste buffer files will be deleted. There is no undo for this operation. If you click on 'No' the dialog will close without doing anything.

Operating on an individual paste buffer

Click on the paste buffer drop-list and then right-click on an individual paste buffer name:

Paste-Buffers - Right-click

Editing a paste buffer

Clicking on 'Edit' on the above menu will allow you to change the paste buffer payload:

Paste Buffers - Edit

When you have finished editing it click 'OK'. Clicking 'Cancel' will discard any changes you have made and won't touch the paste buffer file.

Deleting a paste buffer

Clicking on 'Delete' on the above menu will display a confirmation dialog:

Paste Buffers - Delete

If you click on 'Yes' the corresponding paste buffer file will be deleted. There is no undo for this operation. If you click on 'No' the dialog will close without doing anything.

Renaming a paste buffer

Clicking on 'Rename' on the above menu will allow you to change the name of the paste buffer:

Paste Buffers - Rename

The 'OK' button will be disabled until a valid filename is entered. If a paste buffer with that name already exists, or the file is in use (by another program, say) an error dialog will be displayed.



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