XCLIPBOARD(1) MachTen Programmer’s Manual XCLIPBOARD(1)

xclipboard - X clipboard client

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

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 selec-
tions 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, xclip-
board 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.

Since xclipboard uses a Text Widget to display the con-
tents 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 cur-
rently displayed buffer.

An xclipboard window has the following buttons across the

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.

Displays the previous buffer.

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.

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

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

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) <Btn2Up>: insert-selection(PRIMARY,CLIPBOARD) <Btn2Down>: ignore ()

X(1), xcutsel(1), xterm(1), individual client documenta-
tion for how to make a selection and send it to the CLIP-

DISPLAY to get the default host and display number.

to get the name of a resource file that overrides
the global resources stored in the

<XRoot>/lib/X11/app-defaults/XClipboard - specifies
required resources

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

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