clipedit - Man Page

Edit clipboard contents in one swoop.


version 0.28


Eliminating the "Open editor, edit stuff, copy back to the clipboard" shuffle.


If for some reason the clipboard contents changes during the edit session, you will be prompted to choose between 1) the original Clipboard contents, 2) the new Clipboard contents, and 3) the result of your edits (which is the default if you just hit "Enter").


If you don't want the script to use vim to edit, set either the environment variable $VISUAL or $EDITOR.


Ryan King <>



The following websites have more information about this module, and may be of help to you. As always, in addition to those websites please use your favorite search engine to discover more resources.

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests by email to bug-clipboard at, or through the web interface at <>. You will be automatically notified of any progress on the request by the system.

Source Code

The code is open to the world, and available for you to hack on. Please feel free to browse it and play with it, or whatever. If you want to contribute patches, please send me a diff or prod me to pull from your repository :)


  git clone git://


Shlomi Fish <>


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website <>

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.


2024-01-25 perl v5.38.2 User Contributed Perl Documentation