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

pbpaste > newfile.txt

2009-06-17 15:14:22

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On Cygwin, use getclip getclip > newfile.txt To direct STDOUT to the clipboard, use putclip: ls | putclip
Ben · 645 weeks 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
mikedamage · 645 weeks ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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