[clug-talk] Copy from terminal to X clipboard Was: Re: Weekly Poll
carlsonmark at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 15:03:54 PDT 2007
On 6/11/07, Kevin Anderson <kanderson at digital-adrenaline.com> wrote:
> How do I select something though. Say I have a 50 page text file that
> I'd like to cat, copy and paste. I can't do that even with this.,
> though this is clearly better than what I do now...
If you wish to copy a program's stdout to the X clipboard, try this:
tar xzvf xclip-0.08.tar.gz
echo "test123" | ./xclip
# make install if you want to...
Now open up an X program and middle click to paste test123 into it!
There are probably other utilities to do this, but this is the first
I've found that still works...
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