xclip is a command line program which interacts with X11 clipboard.
To install it :
root@localhost:~# apt-get install xclip
To use, have a look at the example below :
fool@localhost:~$ ls |xclip
I have just listed the content of my current working directory and then put it to X11 clipboard through the “|” command.
To insert this content to a program like a GUI text editor, I have to paste by clicking on the middle button of my mouse.
xclip can receive the content of a whole file :
fool@localhost:~$ xclip /etc/fstab
To display the content of xclip :
fool@localhost:~$ xclip -o