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This is a cross-platform clipboard module for Python

I got tired of not having a good cross-platform module for accessing the clipboard in Python, so I put this together. It is a module that loads copy() and paste() functions depending on what your operating system (or window manager) is.

It has the following requirements:

  • The Python which module (for finding commands on the path)
  • ''Windows'' - No additional requirements. You don’t need the win32 module installed; this uses ctypes to load built-in Windows DLLs.
  • ''Mac'' - Requires the pbcopy and pbpaste commands, which come with OS X.
  • ''Linux'' - Requires the xclip command, which possibly comes with the OS. If not, run sudo apt-get install xclip. Or have the gtk or PyQt4 modules installed.
  • Pyperclip runs on both Python 2 and Python 3.

Usage is simple:

import pyperclip
pyperclip.copy('The text to be copied to the clipboard.')
spam = pyperclip.paste()