I need to cut these lines across the arc. I only need the little itty bitty line ends. The arc and long parts of the lines are to be discarded.

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Step 1

In order to use the circle to trim the line paths, you must select the circle and convert it to a path by clicking Path > Object to Path or Shift+Ctrl+C on Windows

Step 2

Select all paths except the circle and go to Path > Combine or Ctrl+K ; this allows you to perform boolean operations on the group of lines.

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Step 3

Make sure the circle is above your lines with Object > Raise to Top. Then select all paths and go to Path > Cut path or Ctrl+Alt+/ This will cut the combined group along the perimeter of your circle.

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Step 4

Finally, you can select each line trimming and delete them.

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  • Thanks for spending the time to make this with the detail of explanation.
    – STWilson
    Jul 1, 2017 at 14:56
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    No problem @STWilson :) the gif recorder makes things quick. It's helpful to think of the boolean operations like arithmetic; this is reflected in the keyboard shortcuts also as they use +,-,/ etc. For e.g. CTRL and "+" is "Unify".
    – johnp
    Jul 1, 2017 at 19:56
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    How I looked for this answer on the several internet sites. Very good indeed ... It will help a lot of people. Thank you for helping me too ...
    – LCarvalho
    Jul 19, 2017 at 18:07

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