Cut, Copy, and Paste

This section describes how to use cut, copy, and paste operations on files, directories, and link. These operations are available in the workspace File Browser only.


Mark the currently selected element to be moved to another directory in the same workspace. To finish the relocation, right-click the destination directory (in either the Folders or Details pane) and select Paste.

Tip: You can use the Ctrl+x keyboard shortcut for Cut.

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Designate the selected object (file, directory, or link) to be the target of an element link or a symbolic link. Use the Paste command to complete the creation of the link object.

Tip: You can use the Ctrl+c keyboard shortcut for Copy.

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The behavior of Paste varies slightly based on whether you used Cut or Copy to place the element on the clipboard.

  • Paste after Cut — Specify the destination for an element that has been marked for relocation with the Cut command.
  • Paste after Copy — Create an element link or symbolic link in the selected directory. The target of the link is the file, directory, or link element on which you previously invoked the Copy command.

    You can create a link that points to another link. A chain of links can be arbitrarily long, but must end at some file element or directory element. By default, the link object has the same name as the target object. But you can change the name in the Paste Link dialog, which appears after you perform the Copy operation.

    If the name you specify does not currently exist, AccuRev creates a new link element (add transaction). If the name you specify is an existing link element, AccuRev changes the target of that link element (keep transaction).

Tip: You can use the Ctrl+v keyboard shortcut for Paste.

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