Writing to /dev/clipboard from multiple processes in Bash gives inconsistent behaviour

Peter Hull peterhull90@gmail.com
Fri Feb 13 14:39:00 GMT 2015

On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 10:59 AM, Adam Dinwoodie <adam@dinwoodie.org> wrote:
> I'm running a bunch of Microsoft Office applications which I know do
> "helpful" things to the Windows clipboard.  It hadn't occured to me that
> they may be causing BLODA-like problems in the way they interact with
> it.
Just to add my experience - on Windows 8 64-bit I see it maybe 1 in
200 times (using the infinitely-repeating script). Having applications
like Excel and Outlook open increases it to 1 in 10 or more. Also,
task manager shows those apps jumping up to use 15-20% CPU each while
the script is running.

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