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Copy To Clipboard In MacOS Terminal

PublishedJul 3rd, 2020

Copy From Terminal

Copy the output of something to the clipboard with pbcopy using the “pipe” character |:

$ pwd | pbcopy

You now have the “working directory” of that terminal in the clipboard.

Go ahead.

Cmd + V that sucker into another window and you’ll see something like:


Paste To Terminal

Guess which command will paste to the terminal???

You guessed it: pbpaste.

If you still have your working directory in the clipboard, when you run pbpaste you should see:

$ pbpaste

Ain’t that fun?

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