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A command-line clipboard manager

Project Description

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.


pyperclip python package is required. This package will be installed on running If you experience trouble then use the requirements.txt file instead to manually install the dependencies.

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


  • Git clone this repo and run the
  • 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   Delete a memo
    ls       List all saved memos
    yank     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 memmos



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