# selection-monitor /

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# Selection monitor

This tool is meant to secure you from pasting a multi-line text into a window. Most dangerous in terminals. This tool trims the text to just the first line. It can be temporarily disabled via a tray (notification area) icon.

It manipulates the PRIMARY and CUT_BUFFER0 clipboards.

## URXVT

In urxvt you can actually just use one of the included Perl extensions. Add the following line to your ~/.Xdefaults:

URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,confirm-paste


Urxvt will now ask you whenever you want to paste more than a line.

## CONFIGURATION

To change the behaviour of the selection monitor, edit the \$XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/selection-monitor/config file.

Example:

[Default]
filter_oneliners_only=True


## NOTE

This version of the application has been created also as an exercise of creating multi-threaded GUI (Gtk) applications.

The main idea looks like this:

                  |    other    |
'--------|----'
----------------.          |      .-------------------------
|    event |      |
GUI (Gtk)    |          |      |    Executor thread
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