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NAME

     yank — yank terminal output to clipboard

SYNOPSIS

     yank [-lx | -v] [-d delim] [-g pattern [-i]] [-- command [argument ...]]

DESCRIPTION

     Read input from stdin and display a selection interface that allows a field to be selected
     and copied to the clipboard.  Fields are either recognized by a regular expression using the
     -g option or by splitting the input on a delimiter sequence using the -d option, see
     DELIMITERS.

     Using the arrow keys will move the selected field, see COMMANDS.  Pressing the return key
     will invoke command and write the selected field to its stdin.  The command defaults to
     xsel(1x) but could be anything that accepts input on stdin, see EXAMPLES.

     The options are as follows:

     -d delim
             All input characters not present in delim will be recognized as fields, see
             DELIMITERS.

     -g pattern
             Use pattern to recognize fields, expressed as a POSIX extended regular expression.

     -i      Ignore case differences between pattern and the input.

     -l      Use the default delimiters except for space, see DELIMITERS.

     -v      Prints version.

     -x      Use alternate screen.

     -- command [argument ...]
             Use command with zero or more args as the yank command.

COMMANDS

     Ctrl-A | g
           Move selection to the first field.

     Ctrl-C | Ctrl-D
           Exit without invoking the yank command.

     Ctrl-E | G
           Move selection to the last field.

     Ctrl-P/Ctrl-N | Left/Right | h/l
           Move selection to the left or right.

     Up/Down | j/k
           Move selection to the next or previous line.

     Enter
           Exit using the selected field.

DELIMITERS

     If the -d and -g options are omitted the following characters are recognized as delimiters
     by default:

     \f    form feed

     \n    new line

     \r    carriage return

     \s    space

     \t    horizontal tab

     If the -d option is present space is not recognized as a delimiter.

EXAMPLES

     Yank an environment variable key or value:

           $ env | yank -d =

     Yank a field from a CSV file:

           $ yank -d \", <file.csv

     Yank a whole line using the -l option:

           $ make 2>&1 | yank -l

     If stdout is not a terminal the selected field will be written to stdout and exit without
     invoking the yank command.  Kill the selected PID:

           $ ps ux | yank -g [0-9]+ | xargs kill

     Yank the selected field to the clipboard as opposed of the default primary clipboard:

           $ yank -- xsel -b

DIAGNOSTICS

     The yank utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

SEE ALSO

     re_format(7)

AUTHORS

     Anton Lindqvist <anton@basename.se>

CAVEATS

     Recognizing fields enclosed in brackets requires ‘]’ to be present before ‘[’ in the
     argument given to the -d option, see re_format(7).