[lug] pbcopy for Linux?

Matt Thompson thompsma at jilau1.colorado.edu
Wed Jan 10 10:03:29 MST 2007

I was wondering if anyone on the list knew of a Linux equivalent to 
pbcopy from OS X?:


I've been finding myself copy-and-pasting text files recently (CVs for 
sites that want a text version), and thought if I could use pbcopy, this 
would be a lot easier:

cat cv.txt | pbcopy

than using doing a less on the terminal and lots of scrolling, selecting 
and middle pasting, or opening an editor and doing a "select all"...

Is there a similar "cbcopy" for Linux, or is the clipboard insanity of 
Linux preventing this?

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