Manual Reference Pages - GETSNARF (3)
getsnarf, putsnarf - window system snarf (cut and paste) buffer
void putsnarf(char *text)
putsnarf access the window systems snarf (cut and paste) buffer.
Getsnarf returns a copy of the current buffer;
the returned pointer should be freed with
when no longer needed.
Putsnarf sets the buffer to the text string
Callers should assume that the snarf buffer is UTF.
If the window system does not keep the buffer in UTF,
putsnarf will convert as necessary.
On OS X, there are two snarf buffers: the Carbon snarf buffer
used by native OS X applications, and the X11 snarf buffer,
used by X11 applications.
Whenever new text is written to the Carbon snarf buffer, the OS X X11
implementation automatically copies that text to the X11 snarf buffer.
The reverse is not done automatically, arguably a bug in the X11 server.
To work around this,
putsnarf writes to both the Carbon snarf buffer and the X11 snarf buffer.
To work around this bug in remote or non-Plan 9 X11 clients, run
Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
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