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RE: Writing to /dev/clipboard from multiple processes in Bash gives inconsistent behaviour
- From: "cyg Simple" <cygsimple at gmail dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:15:30 -0500
- Subject: RE: Writing to /dev/clipboard from multiple processes in Bash gives inconsistent behaviour
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> From: Adam Dinwoodie
> In which case, I wonder if it's worth adding something to the FAQ/BLODA
> this? I guess not, at least until someone independently encounters this
> behaviour so it warrants the "F" as well as the "AQ".
I find it strange that someone would be using /dev/clipboard for a temporary
buffer of data for a batch process anyway. Too many opportunities for that
data to be corrupted by other actions of the user. So in other words, just
don't do that; it isn't portable and it is prone to error. The proper use
would be for a user to store content in /dev/clipboard that the user would
then use immediately to paste elsewhere. It should never be used for
programmatic operation where the operation is dependent on the result later;
it wasn't designed for that.
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