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Cygwin/X - Development - xwinclip

Last updated: 2004-02-22 1620 EST (Harold L Hunt II)

xwinclip is a clipboard manager for Cygwin/X that integrates the X Window System clipboard with the Microsoft Windows clipboard. xwinclip currently supports two-way text transfers. More formats will be added as they are requested by users.


Known Issues

To-Do List

See the Cygwin/X To-Do List for a list of open tasks for xwinclip.

Downloading and Installing an xwinclip Binary

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page. This downloads setup.exe to your system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "XFree86" and then click on the appropriate field until the above announced version number appears if it is not displayed already.

Using xwinclip

To use xwinclip, modify your startxwin.bat file to start xwinclip.exe. On Windows NT/2000, add the "start /B xwinclip.exe" immediately after the "start /B XWin.exe" line. On Windows 95/98/Me, add the line "start xwinclip.exe" immediately after the "start XWin.exe" line.

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