MirOS Manual: xclipboard(1)


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NAME

     xclipboard - X clipboard client

SYNOPSIS

     xclipboard [ -toolkitoption ... ] [ -w ] [ -nw ]

DESCRIPTION

     The xclipboard 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 use-
     less items.

     Since xclipboard uses a Text Widget to display the contents
     of the clipboard, text sent to the CLIPBOARD may be re-
     selected for use in other applications.  xclipboard also
     responds to requests for the CLIPBOARD selection from other
     clients by sending the entire contents of the currently
     displayed buffer.

     An xclipboard window has the following buttons across the
     top:

     quit    When this button is pressed, xclipboard exits.

     delete  When this button is pressed, the current buffer is
             deleted and the next one displayed.

     new     Creates a new buffer with no contents.  Useful in
             constructing a new CLIPBOARD selection by hand.

     save    Displays a File Save dialog box. Pressing the Accept
             button saves the currently displayed buffer to the
             file specified in the text field.

     next    Displays the next buffer in the list.

     previous
             Displays the previous buffer.

OPTIONS

     The xclipboard program accepts all of the standard X Toolkit
     command line options as well as the following:

     -w      This option indicates that lines of text that are
             too long to be displayed on one line in the clip-
             board should wrap around to the following lines.

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     -nw     This option indicates that long lines of text should
             not wrap around.  This is the default behavior.

WIDGETS

     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 struc-
     ture.  The widget class name is given first, followed by the
     widget instance name.

     XClipboard  xclipboard
          Form  form
               Command  Quit
               Command  delete
               Command  new
               Command  Save
               Command  next
               Command  prev
               Label  index
               Text  text
          TransientShell  fileDialogShell
               Dialog  fileDialog
                    Label  label
                    Command  accept
                    Command  cancel
                    Text value
          TransientShell  failDialogShell
               Dialog  failDialog
                    Label  label
                    Command  continue

SENDING/RETRIEVING CLIPBOARD CONTENTS
     Text is copied to the clipboard whenever a client asserts
     ownership of the CLIPBOARD 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 ()

SEE ALSO

     X(7), xcutsel(1), xterm(1), individual client documentation
     for how to make a selection and send it to the CLIPBOARD.

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ENVIRONMENT

     DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

     XENVIRONMENT
             to get the name of a resource file that overrides
             the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER
             property.

FILES

     /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/XClipboard
          specifies required resources

AUTHOR

     Ralph R. Swick, DEC/MIT Project Athena
     Chris D. Peterson, MIT X Consortium
     Keith Packard, MIT X Consortium

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