Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Simple Question that I just realized would be very useful.

Under Linux (or really any 'nix environment) is it possible from the command line (or by other fashions, but primarily command line) to copy a file to the clipboard? Any example of this working would be appreciated but the best answer would be a general case in which this is possible across multiple 'nix environments (I'm running Fedora 10 atm if that makes any difference).

share|improve this question

2 Answers 2

Looks like you want xclip.

share|improve this answer
    
+1: Awesome! I figured there was a program like that around, but didn't know the name :) –  MikeyB Jun 25 '09 at 18:10

Are you in X? Or text-only?

If you're in text mode, it's dead simple if you're using screen (which is awesome):

<C-A>:readbuf /path/to/file

To paste:

<C-A>]
share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.