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Terminal - Commands tagged xclip - 8 results
ssh [remote-machine] "cat file" | xclip -selection c
2014-05-19 16:34:44
User: conga
Functions: ssh
1

ssh from local to remote and pipe output of file to the local clipboard

xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
pwd | xclip
2012-06-12 20:03:47
User: ala2200
Functions: pwd
1

Copy the current path. Use -selection clipboard to copy the string to clipboard.

!xclip -i %
2010-04-03 03:43:12
User: Legion
Tags: vim xclip mouse
0

Allows to copy the file contents to X clipboard, and then be pasted in any application with the middle mouse button.

xclip -o -selection clipboard | xclip -selection clipboard
2009-12-21 19:02:43
User: intuited
4

"Copying" things to the X clipboard doesn't normally create a copy. Rather the data to be 'copied' is referenced. This means that if the application that you 'copied' stuff from is closed, that data is lost. If the application that you 'copied' from is suspended with CTRL-Z, there could be some issues if you try to paste it into something.

This command will create a copy of referenced data and have xclip be the provider of it, so you can then go ahead and close the app that contains the original information.

Caveat: I'm not sure if this is binary-safe (though i would expect it to be), and don't know what would happen if you used it to clip a 20 meg gimp image.

This technique becomes more convenient if you set it up as an action in a clipboard manager (eg klipper, parcellite). Some of these applets can take automatic action based on a variety of parameters, so you could probably just get it to always own the clipped data whenever data is clipped.

uuencode -m $1 /dev/stdout | sed '1d' | sed '$d' | tr -d '\n' | xclip -selection clipboard
2009-10-19 09:03:09
User: caliburning
Functions: sed tr uuencode
Tags: xclip uuencode
1

I use it for embedding images in CSS for Stylish, the Firefox addon.

Thought it might be useful to others.

sed 's/^/$ /' "$script" | xclip
2009-09-13 11:21:54
User: intuited
Functions: sed
Tags: sed xclip meta
2

Assuming that $script contains the filename of a script you'd like to post as part of a comment on this site, this will prefix each line with '$' and pipe it into the X selection. From there just put the cursor in the right place in the comments box and middle-click.

Should work pretty much anywhere with xclip installed. On debian-ish systems this is installed as part of the package "xclip".

pv large.xml | xclip
2009-07-08 19:26:12
User: marssi
5

shortest alternative without the speed-o-meter"xclip large.xml"

"xclip -o" to get the clipboard content, alternatively [shift key] + insert or middle button of your mouse.