Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· tttthomasssss

The Pasteboard & the Command line (Mac OS X)

The tools, pbcopy and pbpaste, let you utilise the Mac OS X pasteboard from the command line.

Using it is straightforward:

$ pwd | pbcopy pipes the current working directory into the pasteboard, meaning you can just paste it anywhere by ie. using cmd+v

$ pbpaste also does what you would expect, namely pasting the current contents of the pasteboard to the command line.

...there we go, copy & paste just got nerdyfied :D!