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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

pbcopy

Synopsis

pbcopy [-help] [-pboard ( general | find | font | ruler )]

Copies standard input to the pasteboard buffer. The Clipboard is used to implement GUI copy, cut, and paste operations; drag-and-drop operations; and the Cocoa Services menu.

Options

-help

Print a usage statement to standard output.

-pboard name

Specify the name of the pasteboard to use: either the name used for general copying and pasting or a special-purpose pasteboard used for holding find, font, or ruler settings. Defaults to general.

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