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Use Cygwin to talk to the Windows clipboard

Terminal - Use Cygwin to talk to the Windows clipboard
cat /dev/clipboard; $(somecommand) > /dev/clipboard
2009-07-10 18:48:21
User: sud0er
Functions: cat
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Use Cygwin to talk to the Windows clipboard

I spent a bunch of time yesterday looking for the xsel package in Cygwin- turns out you can use the /dev/clipboard device to do the same thing.

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
awk -F "=| "
2009-03-02 21:09:51
User: Bender
Functions: awk cat file
9

You can use multiple field separators by separating them with | (=or).

This may be helpful when you want to split a string by two separators for example.

#echo "one=two three" | awk -F "=| " {'print $1, $3'}

one three

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What others think

You actually want to use two ">>" since you can't actually replace the file /dev/clipboard, which

echo "output something" > /dev/clipboard

attempts todo, and will result in a permission error since you cannot remove/replace a virtual file. Appending information to the clipboard with

echo "output something" >> /dev/clipboard

will, like a clipboard, also removes what used to be there.

Comment by lowjax 22 weeks and 5 days ago

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