Charles Howse chowse at charter.net
Sat Jan 2 12:56:05 UTC 2010

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
> questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Chad Perrin
> Sent: Friday, January 01, 2010 12:04 PM
> To: 'FreeBSD-Questions'
> Subject: Re: xclip
> On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 09:48:28AM -0600, Charles Howse wrote:
> >
> > I have a script that outputs some text that I would like in the
> clipboard
> > that I can paste into an email in Windows Outlook.
> As far as I'm aware, there is no tool that uses the clipboard in any OS
> that will allow that clipboard to be used outside of that OS.  This
> appears to be what you want to do.  If you want to be able to copy
> something from a guest OS to the host OS clipboard, I think you will
> need
> to investigate features/tools for the VM software or the host OS
> instead,
> or employ a clever work-around such as using an SSH client on the host
> OS
> to "talk to" the guest OS, and copy from the SSH client to wherever
> else
> you need the data in your host OS.

I guess I will abandon this and try to do it in Windows.
It's just that scripting in Unix is **SO** much easier than vbs in Windows!

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