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
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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By: bartonski
2010-02-08 00:23:43

What Others Think

Is this better than xclip?
matthewbauer · 599 weeks and 2 days ago
Not particularly... the magic is in ssh X forwarding.
bartonski · 599 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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