Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Ruby pbcopy and pbpaste

pbcopy and pbcopy are two handy Mac OS X command line utilities to copy and paste content to the Clipboard.

The following Ruby methods provides access to the same utility using Ruby.

def pbcopy(input)
  str = input.to_s
  IO.popen('pbcopy', 'w') { |f| f << str }

def pbpaste

To make them available in IRB, add them to your ~/.irbrc file.

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This doesn't seem to work for me. Is there anything special you need to do for mavericks? Thanks!

over 1 year ago ·