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CONSOLATION(8) System Administration Utilities CONSOLATION(8)


consolation -- copy-paste for the Linux console


consolation [libinput options]


Consolation is a daemon that provide copy-paste and scrolling support to the
Linux console.

It is based on the libinput library and supports all pointer devices and
settings provided by this library,

Similar software include gpm and jamd.

left button: start selection
middle button: paste selection
right button: set end of selection
wheel: scroll
double left click: select word
(see --word-chars for the definition of a word.)
triple left click: select line

It supports all the standard libinput options
--udev <seat>.... Use udev device discovery (default).
Specifying a seat ID is optional.
--device /path/to/device .... open the given device only
--disable-tap.... enable/disable tapping
--disable-drag.... enable/disable tap-n-drag
--disable-drag-lock.... enable/disable tapping drag lock
--disable-natural-scrolling.... enable/disable natural scrolling
--disable-left-handed.... enable/disable left-handed button configuration
--disable-middlebutton.... enable/disable middle button emulation
--disable-dwt..... enable/disable disable-while-typing
--set-click-method=[none|clickfinger|buttonareas] .... set the desired click method
--set-scroll-method=[none|twofinger|edge|button] ... set the desired scroll method
--set-scroll-button=BTN_MIDDLE ... set the button to the given button code
--set-profile=[adaptive|flat].... set pointer acceleration profile
--set-speed=<value>.... set pointer acceleration speed (allowed range [-1, 1])
These options apply to all applicable devices, if a feature is not explicitly specified it is left at each device's default.
Other options:
--word-chars=<string>.... List of characters that make up words.
Ranges (a-z, A-Z, 0-9 etc.) are allowed.
--grab .......... Exclusively grab all openend devices.
--verbose ....... Print debugging output.
--version ....... Print version information.
--help .......... Print this help.


Copyright © 2016 Bill Allombert

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.



Bill Allombert <>


June 2017 Debian