tmux show-buffer | pbcopy

Copy buffer from tmux into OS X clipboard


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By: kejadlen
2012-02-06 22:20:57

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    Type "c-a b" in gnu screen after updating your .screenrc (See Description below).
    deeelwy · 2009-05-23 02:10:12 3
  • Also detaches session if attached from somewhere else.


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    if tmux has; then tmux attach -d; else tmux new; fi
    Casey · 2013-02-15 14:29:15 0
  • Copies command output to clipboard or selection, in this example, the current path, by output of "pwd" command. Use xclip -i to copy to primary selection instead of clipboard, for example. Allowed values for -selection parameter are: buffer-cut, clipboard, primary and secondary


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    xclip -i <(pwd)
    mmeyer · 2018-02-11 00:40:53 0
  • If a tmux session is already running attach it, otherwise create a new one. Useful if you often forget about running tmuxes (or just don't care)


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    alias ltmux="if tmux has; then tmux attach; else tmux new; fi"
    tensorpudding · 2010-07-19 01:27:47 0

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    tmux attach || tmux new
    dirkr · 2012-12-03 07:06:05 1
  • Copy the current path. Use -selection clipboard to copy the string to clipboard.


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    pwd | xclip
    ala2200 · 2012-06-12 20:03:47 0

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