This is the manual page for xcut version 0.2.
Xcut takes the contents of standard input and store it into the X cut
and paste buffer. The data is then available for pasting into
applications which support cut and paste operations.
I was initially looking for something that would generate canned shell
commands and stick them in the X cut buffer so all the user needed to
do was do hit the middle mouse button in an xterm and the commands
would be executed. The original idea was to stick a short shell script
to insert a MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE entry in the .Xauthority file, but I've
found xcut useful for other things such as pasting the output of
shell commands into mail messages and so forth.