Transfers clipboard content from one OS X machine to another

pbpaste | ssh user@hostname pbcopy
This uses ssh to transfer the contents of one Mac's clipboard to another's. This only works with plain text, sadly. Trying to transfer images will just clear out the remote machine's clipboard, and rich text will be converted to plain text. Using the "Remote Login" must be enabled on the remote machine (via System Preferences' Sharing panel) for this to work.

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2011-04-24 16:30:48

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I would like to know the pb* commands when I was using Mac OS!
brandizzi · 306 weeks and 4 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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