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clipboard(n)		     Tk Built-In Commands		  clipboard(n)


       clipboard - Manipulate Tk clipboard

       clipboard option ?arg arg ...?

       This command provides a Tcl interface to the Tk clipboard, which stores
       data for later retrieval using the selection mechanism.	 In  order  to
       copy  data into the clipboard, clipboard clear must be called, followed
       by a sequence of one or more calls to clipboard append.	To ensure that
       the  clipboard  is  updated atomically, all appends should be completed
       before returning to the event loop.

       The first argument to clipboard determines the format of	 the  rest  of
       the arguments and the behavior of the command.  The following forms are
       currently supported:

       clipboard clear ?-displayof window?
	      Claims ownership	of  the	 clipboard  on	window's  display  and
	      removes  any  previous  contents.	  Window  defaults  to	``.''.
	      Returns an empty string.

       clipboard append ?-displayof window? ?-format format? ?-type type? ?--?
	      Appends  data  to	 the clipboard on window's display in the form
	      given by type with the representation given by format and claims
	      ownership of the clipboard on window's display.

	      Type specifies the form in which the selection is to be returned
	      (the desired ``target'' for conversion, in  ICCCM	 terminology),
	      and  should be an atom name such as STRING or FILE_NAME; see the
	      Inter-Client  Communication  Conventions	Manual	for   complete
	      details.	Type defaults to STRING.

	      The  format argument specifies the representation that should be
	      used to transmit the selection to the requester (the second col‐
	      umn of Table 2 of the ICCCM), and defaults to STRING.  If format
	      is STRING, the selection is transmitted as 8-bit	ASCII  charac‐
	      ters.   If  format is ATOM, then the data is divided into fields
	      separated by white space; each field is converted	 to  its  atom
	      value,  and  the 32-bit atom value is transmitted instead of the
	      atom name.  For any other format,	 data is divided  into	fields
	      separated by white space and each field is converted to a 32-bit
	      integer; an array of integers is transmitted  to	the  selection
	      requester.   Note	 that  strings	passed to clipboard append are
	      concatenated before conversion, so the caller must take care  to
	      ensure  appropriate spacing across string boundaries.  All items
	      appended to the clipboard with the same type must have the  same

	      The  format argument is needed only for compatibility with clip‐
	      board requesters that don't use Tk.  If the Tk toolkit is	 being
	      used  to retrieve the CLIPBOARD selection then the value is con‐
	      verted back to a string at the  requesting  end,	so  format  is

	      A	 -- argument may be specified to mark the end of options:  the
	      next argument will always be used as data.  This feature may  be
	      convenient if, for example, data starts with a -.

       clear, format, clipboard, append, selection, type

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