xclipboard - X clipboard client
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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.
uses a Text Widget to display the contents of the
clipboard, text sent to the CLIPBOARD may be re-selected for use in other
also responds to requests for the CLIPBOARD
selection from other clients by sending the entire contents of the currently
window has the following buttons across the top:
- When this button is pressed, xclipboard exits.
- When this button is pressed, the current buffer is deleted
and the next one displayed.
- Creates a new buffer with no contents. Useful in
constructing a new CLIPBOARD selection by hand.
- Displays a File Save dialog box. Pressing the Accept button
saves the currently displayed buffer to the file specified in the text
- Displays the next buffer in the list.
- Displays the previous buffer.
program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit command line
options as well as the following:
- This option indicates that lines of text that are too long
to be displayed on one line in the clipboard should wrap around to the
- 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 structure. The widget class name is given first, followed by the
widget instance name.
SENDING/RETRIEVING CLIPBOARD CONTENTS¶
Text is copied to the clipboard whenever a client asserts ownership of the
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 ()
, individual client documentation for how to make a
selection and send it to the CLIPBOARD.
- 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 property.
- specifies required resources
Ralph R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena
Chris D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium
Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium