copyq man page

CopyQ ā€” Clipboard Manager with Advanced Features

Synopsis

copyq [COMMAND]

Description

CopyQ is advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features. It monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application.

Commands

Starts server if no command is specified.

show [NAME]

Show main window and optionally open tab with given name.

hide

Hide main window.

toggle

Show or hide main window.

menu

Open context menu.

exit

Exit server.

disable, enable

Disable or enable clipboard content storing.

clipboard [MIME]

Print clipboard content.

selection [MIME]

Print X11 selection content.

paste

Paste clipboard to current window (may not work with some applications).

copy TEXT

Set clipboard text.

copy MIME DATA [MIME DATA]...

Set clipboard content.

count

Print amount of items in current tab.

select [ROW=0]

Copy item in the row to clipboard.

Copy next item from current tab to clipboard.

Copy previous item from current tab to clipboard.

add TEXT...

Add text into clipboard.

insert ROW TEXT

Insert text into given row.

remove [ROWS=0...]

Remove items in given rows.

edit [ROW=-1...]

Edit items or edit new one. Value -1 is for current text in clipboard.

separator SEPARATOR

Set separator for items on output.

read [MIME|ROW]...

Print raw data of clipboard or item in row.

write [ROW=0] MIME DATA [MIME DATA]...

Write raw data to given row.

action [ROWS=0...]

Show action dialog.

action [ROWS=0...] [PROGRAM [SEPARATOR=\n]]

Run PROGRAM on item text in the rows. Use %1 in PROGRAM to pass text as argument.

popup TITLE MESSAGE [TIME=8000]

Show tray popup message for TIME milliseconds.

tab

List available tab names.

tab NAME [COMMAND]

Run command on tab with given name. Tab is created if it doesn't exist. Default is the first tab.

removetab NAME

Remove tab.

renametab NAME NEW_NAME

Rename tab.

exporttab FILE_NAME

Export items to file.

importtab FILE_NAME

Import items from file.

config

List all options.

config OPTION

Get option value.

config OPTION VALUE

Set option value.

eval, -e [SCRIPT] [ARGUMENTS]...

Evaluate ECMAScript program. Arguments are accessible using with "arguments[0..N]".

session, -s, --session SESSION

Starts or connects to application instance with given session name.

help, -h, --help [COMMAND]...

Print help for COMMAND or all commands.

Notes

Use dash argument (-) to read data from standard input.

Use double-dash argument (--) to read all following arguments without expanding escape sequences (i.e. \n, \t and others).

Use ? for MIME to print available MIME types (default is "text/plain").

Examples

Insert some texts to the history:

copyq add "first item" "second item" "third item"

Print content of the first three items:

copyq read 0 1 2 copyq separator "," read 0 1 2

Show current clipboard content:

copyq clipboard copyq clipboard text/html copyq clipboard \? # lists formats in clipboard

Copy text to the clipboard:

copyq copy "Some Text"

Load file content into clipboard:

copyq copy - < file.txt copyq copy text/html < index.html copyq copy image/jpeg - < image.jpg

Create an image items:

copyq write image/gif - < image.gif copyq write image/svg - < image.svg

See Also

https://copyq.readthedocs.io/

Author

The maintainer of CopyQ is Lukas Holecek <hluk@email.cz>. A comprehensive list of authors and contributors is available in the AUTHORS file.

This manual page was written by GengYu Rao (zouyoo@outlook.com), for the Debian project (and may be used by others).