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Cut And Paste (C&P)

Definition - What does Cut And Paste (C&P) mean?

Cut and paste are two commands that are commonly used together in computer user interface interaction and provide a method of transferring data from one location to another. Unlike the copy and paste commands, which create a duplicate in the new location, cut and paste moves the entire contents to the new location.

Techopedia explains Cut And Paste (C&P)

Similar to copy and paste, the cut action selects the data and stores it in a temporary location often known as the clipboard, which is usually invisible to the user. When the paste command is issued, the data from the clipboard is moved to the specific location. The Apple Lisa had the first text editing system that introduced the concept of the clipboard. There are many applications which support cut and paste operations, often with key combinations, toolbar options, pull-down menus or pop-up menus. In Windows and Macintosh-based computers, The key combinations of Ctrl and "X" produces the cut effect whereas the key combination of Ctrl and "V" produces the paste effect. These actions can also be done with the help of a mouse.

However, unlike the copy and paste action, the cut and copy operation is destructive in nature and if not executed properly, could lead to data loss.

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