Everybody uses the general OS X clipboard, which can programmatically accessed with
pbcopy -general and
However I noticed that the manpage of
pbpaste also mention:
Which all seem to function. But how can they be accessed outside of the terminal? And if not, why do they have these descriptive names?
I also noticed that there is yet another clipboard in OS X. Go to the start of a line of text and press ctrl + K. Now go somewhere else and press ctrl + Y. You just yanked some text from a clipboard which is none of the above, as they are all still intact. What's up with that?