clipfilter - Man Page

Run various conversions for your clipboard data.


version 0.29


    # (copy some stuff)
    $ clipfilter -html
    # (paste, with html entities substituted in)

    # or URI-escaping:
    $ clipfilter -uri

    # or pipe through an arbitrary program, like `tac`, the backwards cat:
    $ clipfilter tac
    # Note: currently, this just dumps everything to open2() and reads
    # everything back. It could possibly create a deadlock, but I haven't
    # found the case that causes this, yet.


A very frequent user pattern is to copy something, edit it in some rote way, and then paste it back. Writing your own filter scripts will make it even more useful.


Current weirdness when piping this to some programs, like 'wc' and 'tail'. I will work on this.


Ryan King <>



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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 <>


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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.


2024-04-10 perl v5.38.2 User Contributed Perl Documentation