xclip

X11 clipboard manipulation tool, similar to `xsel`. Handles the X primary and secondary selections, plus the system clipboard (`Ctrl + C`/`Ctrl + V`).

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/xclip.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install xclip
Ubuntu
apt-get install xclip
Alpine
apk add xclip
Arch Arch Linux
pacman -S xclip
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install xclip
Fedora
dnf install xclip
OS X
brew install xclip
Raspbian
apt-get install xclip
Docker
docker run cmd.cat/xclip xclip powered by Commando

X11 clipboard manipulation tool, similar to `xsel`. Handles the X primary and secondary selections, plus the system clipboard (`Ctrl + C`/`Ctrl + V`).

  • Copy the output from a command to the X11 primary selection area (clipboard):
    echo 123 | xclip
  • Copy the output from a command to a given X11 selection area:
    echo 123 | xclip -selection primary|secondary|clipboard
  • Copy the contents of a file to the system clipboard, using short notation:
    echo 123 | xclip -sel clip
  • Copy the contents of a file into the system clipboard:
    xclip -sel clip input_file.txt
  • Paste the contents of the X11 primary selection area to the console:
    xclip -o
  • Paste the contents of the system clipboard to the console:
    xclip -o -sel clip
  • Paste the contents of the system clipboard into a file:
    xclip -o -sel clip > output_file.txt

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