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Tool of the Trade for CLI Apps - `clipboardy` 📋

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If you are building a CLI and need to access the system clipboard, clipboardy is the package you need. Of course, it is cross-platform and supports macOS, Windows, Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Android with Termux.

It provides APIs in both variants , async (Promise) and sync. clipboardy has a very easy to follow, simple to use API. Here is a code example:

const clipboardy = require('clipboardy');
clipboardy.writeSync('something to copy to clipboard');

clipboardy.readSync(); // read from clipboard

You can check out official repo for all usage details.

Github Repo: clipboardy

Published Jul 1, 2019

Web/Product Engineer.