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Paste the contents of OS X clipboard into a new text file

Terminal - Paste the contents of OS X clipboard into a new text file
pbpaste > newfile.txt
2009-06-17 15:14:22
User: mikedamage
Paste the contents of OS X clipboard into a new text file


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Terminal - Alternatives

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On Cygwin, use getclip

getclip > newfile.txt

To direct STDOUT to the clipboard, use putclip:

ls | putclip
Comment by Ben 328 weeks and 4 days ago

Thanks for the input, I didn't know Cygwin could do that!

The OS X equivalent to Cygwin's 'putclip' is:

echo "this will be copied to the clipboard" | pbcopy
Comment by mikedamage 328 weeks and 3 days ago

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