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I am going with the Unix meaning of Control V: verbatim (Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word)

But http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control-V says

"Presumably these particular keystrokes were chosen because of their location on a standard QWERTY keyboard, since the Z (undo), X (cut), C (copy), and V (paste) keys are located together at the left end of the bottom row of the standard QWERTY keyboard."


On 8/4/2011 10:52 AM, Jerry C. Adams wrote:
Out of curiosity does anyone know who's bright idea it was to make C and V
(along with Ctrl) the Copy and Paste keys? Okay, the C I understand, but
why V? P was obviously taken by 'Print' but V doesn't make any sense. For
about the fourth time today (and uncounted times in the past) I have
fat-fingered the Ctrl-C when I meant to paste.



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