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Notify on new X clipboard events

clipnotify is a simple program that, using the XFIXES extension to X11, waits until a new selection is available and then exits.

It was primarily designed for clipmenu, to avoid polling for new selections.

clipnotify doesn't try to print anything about the contents of the selection, it just exits when it changes. This is intentional -- X11's selection API is verging on the insane, and there are plenty of others who have already lost their sanity to bring us xclip/xsel/etc. Use one of those tools to complement clipnotify.


Install the latest version of clipnotify as follows:

guix install clipnotify

Or install a particular version:

guix install clipnotify@1.0.2

You can also install packages in augmented, pure or containerized environments for development or simply to try them out without polluting your user profile. See the guix shell documentation for more information.