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Since: Version 20220807-113146-c2fee766

The functionality described in this section requires version 20220807-113146-c2fee766 of wezterm, or a more recent version.

Returns the text that is currently selected within the specified pane within the specified window formatted with the escape sequences necessary to reproduce the same colors and styling .

This is the same text that window:get_selection_text_for_pane() would return, except that it includes escape sequences.

This example copies the current selection + escapes to the clipboard when CTRL+SHIFT+E is pressed:

local wezterm = require 'wezterm'

return {
  keys = {
      key = 'E',
      mods = 'CTRL',
      action = wezterm.action_callback(function(window, pane)
        local ansi = window:get_selection_escapes_for_pane(pane)

See also: window:copy_to_clipboard().