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Copy stdin to your X11 buffer

Terminal - Copy stdin to your X11 buffer
ssh user@host cat /path/to/some/file | xclip
2009-02-18 10:56:38
User: raphink
Functions: cat ssh
Copy stdin to your X11 buffer

Have you ever had to scp a file to your work machine in order to copy its contents to a mail? xclip can help you with that. It copies its stdin to the X11 buffer, so all you have to do is middle-click to paste the content of that looong file :)


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Thanks for this! Does anyone know of a way to paste into the kill buffer instead? Sometimes I am logged into a remote machine and there is no X functionality. (BTW, Mac has pbcopy and Windows has clip.exe for this capability)...

Comment by cniggeler 334 weeks and 4 days ago

Correction: I didn't mean "paste into kill buffer", I meant "copy arbitrary text into the kill buffer for later pasting"

Comment by cniggeler 334 weeks and 4 days ago

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