Link: How does "the" X11 clipboard work?

July 31, 2017

X11: How does “the” clipboard work? (via) is a technical walk through the modern X11 selection system, one that winds up discussing things at the level of the X protocol and Xlib, with helpful code examples. I learned some quite useful things in the process, for example how to use xclip to query things to find out what formats a selection is available in.

(Technical details about X selections are relevant to me because I use a program that deals with them and which I'd like to see do so more conveniently.)

Written on 31 July 2017.
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