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A command-line clipboard manager

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A command line clipboard manager written in Python.

This clipboard manager is intended to be used without opening any additional screen. Once setup the only required step is to hit a key combination to save the current contents of the clipboard for later use.

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pyperclip python package is required. This package will be automatically installed.

On some Linux distros ``xclip`` package may be required. Install it with sudo apt-get install xclip on Ubuntu if you cannot save memos.


  • Using Pypi, pip install clipboard_memo
  • Now bind a key-combination to the cmemo_direct command to save memos directly with a single keystroke.

For example, for Ubuntu follow the instructions here and type cmemo_direct in the Command field.


To see the help screen type:

$ cmemo -h

usage: clipboard_memo <command> [<args>]
Available commands are:
    save                Save the contents of clipboard
    delete INDEX        Delete a memo of given index number
    delete -a | --all   Delete all saved memos
    ls                  List all saved memos
    yank INDEX          Copy a memo to clipboard

Save clipboard data as memos

positional arguments:
  command     Subcommand to run

optional arguments:
  -h, --help  show this help message and exit


  • Move from pickle to sqlite3
  • Add colors
  • Shrink multi-line memos



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