I have looked everywhere to for how to redirect the output of a command to the "clipboard" (don't know what this is called in linux). It should be easy. I recall having read something about a "* register or something somewhere.
I want this:
ls -A1 > "clipboard"
Then I can "paste" this anywhere. I can use the mouse methode, but want the output redirect. I'm using cygwin by the way.
For those not using Cygwin, there is an X-Windows utility called "xclip" which reads STDIN and puts the input into an X clipboard.
cat filename ¦ xclip
X clipboards are not the same as Gnome or KDE clipboards, however. Someone wrote a bash function for KDE called "klip" that uses the KDE utility "klipper" to do the same thing (search for it).. I didn't find anything similar for Gnome, but some Gnome apps play nicely with X clipboards...so maybe xclip would work?
So it will depend on which application are you pasting into, unfortunately.