xclip - command line interface to X selections

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package name xclip
Package version 0.12+svn84
Package release 4build1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 51 B
Download size 17.12 KB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
xclip is a command line utility that is designed to run on any system with an
X11 implementation. It provides an interface to X selections ("the clipboard")
from the command line. It can read data from standard in or a file and place
it in an X selection for pasting into other X applications. xclip can also
print an X selection to standard out, which can then be redirected to a file
or another program.


Package Version Architecture Repository
xclip_0.12+svn84-4build1_i386.deb 0.12+svn84 i386 Ubuntu Main
xclip - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libx11-6 -
libxmu6 -


Type URL
Binary Package xclip_0.12+svn84-4build1_amd64.deb
Source Package xclip

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install xclip deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install xclip




2017-09-14 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
xclip (0.12+svn84-4build1) artful; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild.
2014-02-12 - Alessandro Ghedini <ghedo@debian.org>
xclip (0.12+svn84-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 01_dont-treat-TARGETS-as-contents.patch (Closes: #738643)
2014-02-08 - Alessandro Ghedini <ghedo@debian.org>
xclip (0.12+svn84-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.5 (no changes needed)
* Fix lintian vcs-field-not-canonical
* Honour DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=nocheck
Thanks to Jakub Wilk for the patch (Closes: #738025)
2012-06-03 - Alessandro Ghedini <ghedo@debian.org>
xclip (0.12+svn84-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Update debian/copyright format as in Debian Policy 3.9.3
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3
* Bump debhelper compat level to 9
* Email change: Alessandro Ghedini -> ghedo@debian.org
2012-02-06 - Alessandro Ghedini <al3xbio@gmail.com>
xclip (0.12+svn84-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Maximilian Gass ]
* New release from upstream Subversion, as suggested by him in private 
mail (closes: #601079)
* Add dh-autoreconf to Build-Depends and debian/rules
* Switch to source format 3.0 (quilt)
* Bump debhelper compat to v8
[ Alessandro Ghedini ]
* New maintainer (Closes: #657329)
* Remove debian/README.source (not needed with 3.0 (quilt))
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.2 (no changes needed)
* One build dep per line, sort
* Add get-orig-source rule
* Update DEP5 formatting for d/copyright
* Run tests inside xvfb
- Build depends on xvfb, xauth and psmisc
2009-09-30 - Maximilian Gass <mxey@cloudconnected.org>
xclip (0.12-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstrem release
* Removed patches because they were applied upstream and removed Quilt use.
* Removed my own manpage because it was merged upstream
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3: no changes necessary
2009-07-25 - Maximilian Gass <mxey@cloudconnected.org>
xclip (0.11-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release (closes: #380392, #471962)
* Taking over maintainership, suggested by old maintainer Baruch Even via
private email. Thanks to Baruch for his previous work on this package.
* Fixed homepage (closes: #515299)
* Removed old patches, because upstream applied them in 0.10
* Added Quilt patch system
* Added patch to fix manpage section
* Added patch to use minus signs instead of hyphens in manpage
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.2, no changes necessary.
* Switched to machine-readable copyright file
* Added a watch file
2008-06-10 - Baruch Even <baruch@debian.org>
xclip (0.08-8) unstable; urgency=low
* Set Homepage in the control header rather than the description
* Build-dep on xutils-dev instead of xutils to fix a FTBFS (Closes: #485539)
* Remove build-dep on x-dev, it is a transitional package now
* Do not ignore errors on make clean
2006-11-02 - Baruch Even <baruch@debian.org>
xclip (0.08-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Correct typos in the manpage (Closes: #394538)
* Close stdout in filter mode (Closes: #395546)
* Link only to directly needed libraries (fixes checklib "problem") 
2006-07-13 - Baruch Even <baruch@debian.org>
xclip (0.08-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Acknowledge NMU by Jonathan Walther
* Set manpage section to be 1x, clears a lintian warning.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.7.2, nothing to do.
* Switch to debhelper level 5.

See Also

Package Description
xcursor-themes_1.0.4-1_all.deb Base X cursor themes
xdelta3_3.0.11-dfsg-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb Diff utility which works with binary files
xdg-user-dirs-gtk_0.10-2_amd64.deb tool to manage well known user directories (Gtk extension)
xdg-user-dirs_0.17-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb tool to manage well known user directories
xdg-utils_1.1.2-1ubuntu2_all.deb desktop integration utilities from freedesktop.org
xe-guest-utilities_7.10.0-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb daemon for monitoring Xen Virtual machines
xfonts-base_1.0.4+nmu1_all.deb standard fonts for X
xfonts-encodings_1.0.4-2_all.deb Encodings for X.Org fonts
xfonts-scalable_1.0.3-1.1_all.deb scalable fonts for X
xfonts-unifont_10.0.07-1_all.deb PCF (bitmap) version of GNU Unifont
xfonts-utils_7.7+6_amd64.deb X Window System font utility programs
xfsdump_3.1.6+nmu2_amd64.deb Administrative utilities for the XFS filesystem
xfslibs-dev_4.9.0+nmu1ubuntu2_amd64.deb XFS filesystem-specific static libraries and headers
xfsprogs_4.9.0+nmu1ubuntu2_amd64.deb Utilities for managing the XFS filesystem
xinit_1.3.4-3ubuntu3_amd64.deb X server initialisation tool