pipeclip: Open your editor, pipe the output to the system clipboard

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This opens up your $EDITOR or $VISUAL using the @editor-open@ library. It then takes the edited text and sends it to the X11 clipboard.

As such, this will only work if you have X11. Translated, this is limited to Linux and BSD.

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Dependencies base (==4.*), bytestring, editor-open, Hclip, safe [details]
License BSD-2-Clause
Copyright Copyright (c) 2015, Peter Harpending.
Author Peter Harpending
Maintainer peter@harpending.org
Category System, Text
Home page https://github.com/pharpend/pipeclip
Bug tracker https://github.com/pharpend/pipeclip/issues
Source repo head: git clone git://github.com/pharpend/pipeclip.git
this: git clone git://github.com/pharpend/pipeclip.git(tag master)
Uploaded by pharpend at Tue May 19 16:58:37 UTC 2015
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This program pops open your $EDITOR or $VISUAL, takes whatever you inputted into the file, and pipes it to the X clipboard.

As such, this program only works on Linux and BSD.

I've tested it on Arch Linux and FreeBSD.


pipeclip is written in Haskell, so please install Haskell first: https://github.com/bitemyapp/learnhaskell/blob/master/install.md.

You also need to have xclip or xsel installed.


cabal install pipeclip


pipeclip v.
Copyright (c) 2015, Peter Harpending.
Licensed under the FreeBSD license. See --license for info.

    -h,--help             Show this page
    --license             Print out the license.
    --stdout              Print output to stdout instead of piping to the clipboard.
    -t,--template EXT     Name the temporary file the editor edits tmp.EXT so that 
                          it has highlighting and stuff.