A local HTTP server based clipboard like pipe
Shareboard is a local HTTP server which works like clipboard. After you start the server, you can simply set/get the text data to that server with HTTP communication. It is useful to connect two different process.
Shareboard also give you a builtin HTTP viewer to display the data. You can use this HTTP viewer to visualize your HTML text.
Use [easy_install] or [pip] to install. Follow the command below
$ easy_install shareboard
$ pip install shareboard
[easy_install]: http://packages.python.org/distribute/easy_install.html [pip]: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pip
The basic mechanisms of Shareboard is described below. Shareboard use HTTP connection to set/get text data.
Sender === POST: http://localhost:8081/ ==> Shareboard Getter <== GET : http://localhost:8081/ === Shareboard
As I described, Shareboard use local HTTP server so you must start the server before use. You can start the server with the command below
$ shareboard start
Shareboard provide you a small script to set/get text data so you can simply set/get data to/from Shareboard with following commands
$ shareboard set “Hello World” $ shareboard get Hello World
#### Clipboard advance
If you specify, Shareboard automatically run a text modification program everytime when you set text data. For example, you can use sed to modify the text data with the commands below
$ shareboard start -c ‘sed “s/Hello/Hi/g”’
With this shareboard server, data will be modified with the command like below
$ shareboard set “Hello World” $ shareboard get Hi World
### Builtin HTML viewer
Shareboard is developed to help a program such as a Markup viewer for vim. That’s why it has builtin HTML viewer written in Qt. To enable this feature, you have to install the following libraries
After you install these libraries, simply start the Shareboard server with -v option like
$ shareboard start -v
The builtin HTML viewer will automatically be refreshed everytime when you set new text data.
Shareboard is originally inspired by [mkdpreview](https://github.com/mattn/mkdpreview-vim).