6th February 2016
Copy File Context to Clipboard via Command Line, Git Bash (Mingw64), or Terminal
I’ve been spending more time switching from SVN to Git and learning the command line options. I’m finding a lot of the Mac Git terminal commands I run aren’t the same in Git Bash (Mingw64). One of the commands I use is the pbcopy command to copy the ssh key to the clipboard to paste into Github and Bitbucket accounts. I’m starting to use it more as I am learning managing Linux servers and adding my key to login. I’m adding it here as a cheatsheet for myself but I thought others may find it useful.
On Windows, you can run this command to copy your ssh key to the clipboard:
clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
pbcopy < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
or if you want to view it in the terminal window: