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Pipe text from shell to windows cut and paste buffer using PuTTY and XMing.

Terminal - Pipe text from shell to windows cut and paste buffer using PuTTY and XMing.
echo "I'm going to paste this into WINDERS XP" | xsel -i
2010-02-08 00:23:43
User: bartonski
Functions: echo
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Pipe text from shell to windows cut and paste buffer using PuTTY and XMing.

Set up X forwarding in PuTTY, with X display location set to :0.0

Launch PuTTY ssh session.

Launch Xming. Make sure that display is set to :0.0 (this is default).

echo "I'm going to paste this into WINDERS XP" | xsel -i

will insert the string into the windows cut and paste buffer.

Thanks to Dennis Williamson at stackoverflow.com for sharing...

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Is this better than xclip?

Comment by matthewbauer 356 weeks and 1 day ago

Not particularly... the magic is in ssh X forwarding.

Comment by bartonski 356 weeks and 1 day ago

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