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Method for Clipboard of Command History

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105878D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Provided is a method for clipping a command history from one computer session into one or more other computer sessions.

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Method for Clipboard of Command History

      Provided is a method for clipping a command history from one
computer session into one or more other computer sessions.

      Currently, a session spawned to a multitasked desktop is
independent from any other session on the desktop.  For example, in
an Operating System/2* (OS/2*) environment, a user may spawn OS/2 and

Disk Operating System (DOS) sessions.  A history of commands may be
entered within the session.  The history of commands entered within
one session is totally independent from the history of commands
entered in another session.  Sometimes it becomes useful to enter the
exact same history of commands from one session into another session.
For example, a user may have started a program in one session which
will interfere with being able to recall one or more commands to
enter within that session.  A method is needed for automatically
assigning the history of commands from one session to one or more
other sessions so that the particular history may be recalled within
a session which may not have created said history.

      This article describes exposing a new desktop interface to a
user.  The user is able to select an arbitrary session, capture the
history of commands from that session, and select one or more target
sessions for which the history of commands can be moved to.  The user
enters a history clipboard copy mode with an appropriate macro, i.
e., command.  The user then selects a sessio...