Projects / xclip


xclip is a command line interface to the X11 clipboard. It can also be used for copying files, as an alternative to sftp/scp, thus avoiding password prompts when X11 forwarding has already been setup.

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Recent releases

  •  15 Aug 2008 06:51

    Release Notes: xclip-copyfile is now compatible with recent tar versions. UTF-8 text is now supported.

    •  14 Oct 2007 10:42

      Release Notes: This is the first release after moving to Sourceforge. The performance has been greatly enhanced, especially over slow networks. Two helper scripts, xclip-copyfile and xclip-pastefile, have been added. Taken together, xclip can now be used as an alternative to sftp/scp, thus avoiding password prompt when X11 forwarding has already been setup. Autoconf is now used instead of Imake. The maintainer and Web site address have been updated. All Debian patches have been applied.

      •  17 Dec 2001 23:32

        Release Notes: Removal of all event loops from xclib fuctions to allow xclib to be integrated into general-purpose event loops of other software more easily.

        •  23 Oct 2001 05:03

          Release Notes: Portability and stability enhancements added. The man page now has a more conventional format and better content.

          •  19 Sep 2001 16:34

            Release Notes: Support for the INCR mechanism (-o should be able to print out selections that were previously too big and would have resulted in a message "Error: Support for format not yet implemented."). In in mode, using the INCR mechanism means that you can use xclip on really big data. It used to work OK on big data, but it is better behaved about it.


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