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app cursh

Cursh - cli tool to pass clipboard contents as temporary files

2 releases

0.1.1 Sep 8, 2022
0.1.0 Sep 8, 2022

#2016 in Command line utilities


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  • Note: At this point cursh is a low effort tool for an unusual use case quickly hacked together. Unless anyone finds it actually usefull it will probably stay that way.

What is it?

If a program expects files as arguments and you want to use your system clipboard as the input instead, you can leave a placeholder in the command and cursh passes your clipboard contents as a temporary file to the command.


Using Cargo

cargo install cursh

From Source (still using cargo)

git clone https://github.com/tacklebox/cursh.git
cd cursh
cargo install --path .

Usage Example

cursh diff {{1}} {{2}}

Then copy some text, return to the terminal you ran cursh in, and hit enter. That text is now a temporary file in the position of the placeholder {{1}}. Next, Copy what you would like to diff the previous texts against, return to the terminal and hit enter to execute the diff command and see the output.


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