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Pipe to Clipboard in Linux

connorbode profile image Connor Bode ・1 min read

Well, this is a pretty quick tip but if you can memorize this one you'll be happy in the terminal.

Let's say you want to copy the output of a command to your clipboard. What do you do? Use xclip.

For example, I just needed to add my public SSH key to my Digital Ocean account.

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | xclip -sel clip

That's it, now you can ctrl + v your SSH key. WIN!


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