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NAME

xclipboard - X clipboard client  

SYNOPSIS

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


 

OPTIONS

The xclipboard 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 following lines. This option indicates that long lines of text should not wrap around. This is the default behavior.
 

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 useless 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: 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 field. Displays the next buffer in the list. Displays the previous buffer.
 

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 structure. 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 ()


 

ENVIRONMENT

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.
 

FILES

specifies required resources
 

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

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


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
WIDGETS
SENDING/RETRIEVING CLIPBOARD CONTENTS
ENVIRONMENT
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR

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