clipbored - continuously collects all selections in Xorg's clipboard buffers
clipbored is a daemon that continuously grabs all non-duplicate selections in the X.org clipboard buffers and writes them to a plaintext history file for later use.
There are several scripts distributed with clipbored that'll use the history file for different purposes.
dmenurl - launch dmenu with all previously yanked URLs for you to select from. dmenuclip - launch dmenu listing all previously clipboarded content
-l, --last show the n latest additions -c, --clear clear all history -n, --no-daemon do not detach from the shell -k, --kill kill a running clipbored session -h, --help show this help -m, --man display the manual -v, --version show version info
The history file location is $XDG_DATA_HOME/clipbored/clips
The X selection to use can be specified by setting the CLIPBORED_X_SELECTION environment variable.
If unset, or set to primary , text is grabbed from the XA_PRIMARY buffer. When text is selected with the mouse, or piped through xclip/xsel with zero arguments, it ends up here. This is most likely what you want.
If set to clipboard, text is grabbed from the XA_CLIPBOARD buffer. Data ends up in this buffer when an explicit action is taken to cut/copy text; used in many GUI environments.
To the best of my knowledge, the secondary buffer is rarely used at all.
The helper scripts can read properties from environment variables. These are recognized:
CLIPBORED_DMENU_LISTMODE regular/vertical CLIPBORED_DMENU_NORMAL_FG foreground color in HEX CLIPBORED_DMENU_NORMAL_BG background color in HEX CLIPBORED_DMENU_SELECT_FG selected item background color in HEX CLIPBORED_DMENU_SELECT_BG selected item foreground color in HEX CLIPBORED_DMENU_FONT font that will be used CLIPBORED_DMENU_LINES how many lines that will be shown in vertical mode CLIPBORED_X_SELECTION X buffer to use: primary, secondary, clipboard
\ \ | / / \ \ - / \ | / (O O) ( < ) (-=-) Magnus Woldrich CPAN ID: WOLDRICH firstname.lastname@example.org http://japh.se
Markus Weimar suggested we should be able to pick the clipboard buffer to use. Since I very rarely use any GUI applications, I wasn't aware of the fact that when CTRL+C/CTRL+V etc is used, it goes into the XA_CLIPBOARD buffer instead of the XA_PRIMARY, probably rendering clipbored somewhat useless to the users using these types of applications. :)
clipbored home page: http://github.com/trapd00r/clipbored/
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.