Wouldn’t it be handy to be able to edit the contents of the clipboard in a text editor? Yes, it would, or at least I do it all the time. For example, I do it when I want to copy text from one website to another website, but I need to reformat it a bit first. For macOS, I have a script called
pbedit. It is super-simple:
#!/bin/bash pbpaste | vipe | pbcopy
vipe is a small program that launches
$EDITOR and allows you to edit the data piped between two programs. It’s part of moreutils, which Homebrew users can install with
brew install moreutils.
pbcopy are the built-in macOS command-line tools for pasting and copying the clipboard.
Try this, or if you’re a Linux user, fashion its equivalent with
xclip. Soon you’ll find yourself using it all the time.