[sf-lug] xclip -- command line interface to X selections (clipboard)" utility

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 08:56:19 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 3:50 PM, RBV <GoodWriter2548 at earthlink.net> wrote:
>  At last night's SF-LUG meeting, some fellow attendees expressed in an
>  interest in learning more about xclip.  See:
>  http://linux.die.net/man/1/xclip
>  The salient point is, that xclip "Reads from standard in, or from one
>  or more files, and makes the data available as an X selection for
>  pasting into X applications. Prints current X selection to standard
>  out."

There is also another similar tool to do this, but I forget the name
of it (anyone remember?).  I remember being able to pipe output to it
from the command line and then paste it in X.  Perhaps it was a
gnome-specific tool, but I am unsure.  Any ideas?
Kristian Erik Hermansen
"It has been just so in all my inventions. The first step is an
intuition--and comes with a burst, then difficulties arise. This thing
gives out and then that--'Bugs'--as such little faults and
difficulties are called--show themselves and months of anxious
watching, study and labor are requisite before commercial success--or
failure--is certainly reached" -- Thomas Edison in a letter to
Theodore Puskas on November 18, 1878

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