Copy to Clipboard in the Command Line Interface (CLI)

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

Ever wonder how to copy something from the command line into the Mac OS clipboard? If you want to copy/paste a files content (perhaps a log file or a conf file, etc) into the clipboard to use outside of the CLI, you can use the commands pbcopy and pbpaste. Example: I want to copy the contents of my public key to the clipboard (so I can send it to a server admin who will use it in allowing me to access their subversion repository). All I would need to do is: cat | pbcopy (cat writes out the content… Read More »

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