clipmenu – simple clipboard manager using dmenu (or rofi) and xsel

clipmenu is a simple clipboard manager using dmenu (or rofi) and xsel.

clipmenud is less than 300 lines of code, and clipmenu is less than 100 lines. clipmenud collects and caches what’s on the clipboard. clipmenud uses clipnotify to wait for new clipboard events. If clipmenud detects changes to the clipboard contents, it writes them out to the cache directory and an index using a hash as the filename. You can manage its operation with clipctl.

clipmenu reads the index to find all available clips. dmenu (or another dmenu-compliant application) is executed to allow the user to select a clip. After selection, the clip is put onto the PRIMARY and CLIPBOARD X selections.

Features include:

  • Customizing the maximum number of clips stored (default 1,000).
  • Disabling clip collection temporarily with clipctl disable, reenabling with clipctl enable.
  • Not storing clipboard changes from certain applications, like password managers. Disable the recording where the window name matches the given regex.
  • Taking direct ownership of the clipboard.

Developer: Chris Down and contributors
License: Free and unencumbered software released into the public domain

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