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Updated: July 2014

xclipboard (1)


xclipboard - X clipboard client


/usr/bin/xclipboard [ -toolkitoption ... ] [ -w ] [ -nw ]


User Commands                                       XCLIPBOARD(1)

     xclipboard - X clipboard client

     /usr/bin/xclipboard [ -toolkitoption ... ] [ -w ] [ -nw ]

     The  xclipboard  program is used to collect and display text
     selections that are sent to the CLIPBOARD by other  clients.
     It  is typically used to save CLIPBOARD selections for later
     use.  It stores  each  CLIPBOARD  selection  as  a  separate
     string,  each of which can be selected.  Each time CLIPBOARD
     is asserted by another application, xclipboard transfers the
     contents  of  that selection to a new buffer and displays it
     in  the  text  window.   Buffers  are  never   automatically
     deleted,  so you'll want to use the delete button to get rid
     of useless items.

     Since xclipboard uses a Text Widget to display the  contents
     of  the  clipboard,  text  sent  to the CLIPBOARD may be re-
     selected for use in  other  applications.   xclipboard  also
     responds  to requests for the CLIPBOARD selection from other
     clients by sending the entire contents of the currently dis-
     played buffer.

     An  xclipboard  window  has the following buttons across the

     quit    When this button is pressed, xclipboard exits.

     delete  When this button is pressed, the current  buffer  is
             deleted and the next one displayed.

     new     Creates  a  new  buffer with no contents.  Useful in
             constructing a new CLIPBOARD selection by hand.

     save    Displays a  File  Save  dialog  box.   Pressing  the
             Accept  button  saves the currently displayed buffer
             to the file specified in the text field.

     next    Displays the next buffer in the list.

             Displays the previous buffer.

     The xclipboard program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit
     command line options as well as the following:

     -w      This  option  indicates  that lines of text that are
             too long to be displayed on one line  in  the  clip-
             board should wrap around to the following lines.

X Version 11      Last change: xclipboard 1.1.3                 1

User Commands                                       XCLIPBOARD(1)

     -nw     This option indicates that long lines of text should
             not wrap around.  This is the default behavior.

     In order to specify resources, it  is  useful  to  know  the
     hierarchy  of  the widgets which compose xclipboard.  In the
     notation below, indentation  indicates  hierarchical  struc-
     ture.  The widget class name is given first, followed by the
     widget instance name.

     XClipboard  xclipboard
             Form  form
                     Command  Quit
                     Command  delete
                     Command  new
                     Command  Save
                     Command  next
                     Command  prev
                     Label  index
                     Text  text
             TransientShell  fileDialogShell
                     Dialog  fileDialog
                             Label  label
                             Command  accept
                             Command  cancel
                             Text value
             TransientShell  failDialogShell
                     Dialog  failDialog
                             Label  label
                             Command  continue

     Text is copied to the clipboard whenever  a  client  asserts
     ownership  of  the CLIPBOARD selection.  Text is copied from
     the clipboard whenever a client requests the contents of the
     CLIPBOARD selection.  Examples of event bindings that a user
     may wish to include in a resource configuration file to  use
     the clipboard are:

     *VT100.Translations: #override \
             <Btn3Up>:       select-end(CLIPBOARD) \n\
             <Btn2Up>:       insert-selection(PRIMARY,CLIPBOARD) \n\
             <Btn2Down>:     ignore ()

     X(5),  xcutsel(1), xterm(1), individual client documentation
     for how to make a selection and send it to the CLIPBOARD.

X Version 11      Last change: xclipboard 1.1.3                 2

User Commands                                       XCLIPBOARD(1)

     DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

             to get the name of a resource  file  that  overrides
             the  global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER

          specifies required resources

     Ralph R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena
     Chris D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium
     Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

     See  attributes(5)  for  descriptions   of   the   following

     |      ATTRIBUTE TYPE         |      ATTRIBUTE VALUE        |
     |Availability                 |x11/xclipboard               |
     |Interface Stability          |Committed                    |

X Version 11      Last change: xclipboard 1.1.3                 3