mclip is no longer developed. Use XSel instead.

mclip is an command line tool to read from and write to the selections (aka clipboards) in X Window System (X11). It is essentially a reimplementation of xclip progarm, but unlike xclip, it correctly handles Unicode and other locale-dependent character encodings.


You need Xlib, a C++ Compiler, and a UNIX-like system to build mclip.


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