So you learn something new every day…

Aug 22 2013 Published by under howto

So today I discovered xclip, when perusing the GitHub ssh instructions.

A tool in the traditional unix sense, xclip does nothing but redirect input to or read from the clipboard, allowing clipboard manipulation from the command line or shell script. Awesome – how come I didn’t I already know this!

Available as a Debian package, and almost certainly in other distributions.

I have in the past programatically modified the clipboard, from Javascript and Python at different times, but although this tool has been around a while I never managed to pay attention before. Serendipity FTW!

Hmm, I wonder if I shouldn’t make this a series, so that I keep regularly posting even when time is short…

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