pbcopy & pbpaste released for Windows

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Your favourite OSX command line clipboard manipulation libraries pbcopy and pbpaste were ported over to Windows last night. They are two console applications that pipe the clipboard into/out of STDIN/STDOUT

  • pbcopy copies the standard input and places it in the clipboard.
  • pbpaste copies the data from the clipboard and writes it to the standard output.


Installation is done via Chocolatey:

# cinst pasteboard


To copy your SSH key to the clipboard:

# cd .ssh
# type id_rsa.pub | pbcopy

To write the contents of your clipboard to a file:

# cd C:\tmp
# pbpaste > output.txt

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