Johnny Matthews | Access the terminal clipboard in ChromeOS

By default, you cannot copy something from the terminal into ChromeOS. If you want to access the terminal clipboard, you need to install the wl-clipboard package. This was written on 1st of March 2021.

Access the terminal clipboard in ChromeOS

The wl-clipboard package is available on GitHub.

  1. Open the terminal.

  2. Download the wl-clipboard package:

    wget http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/w/wl-clipboard/wl-clipboard_2.0.0-1_amd64.deb 
    
  3. Install the package:

    sudo dpkg -i wl-clipboard_2.0.0-1_amd64.deb
    
  4. You can now copy things to the ChromeOS clipboard by running wl-copy:

    cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | wl-copy
    

A copy of the wl-clipboard_2.0.0-1_amd64.deb package is available on IPFS:

```shell
wget https://gateway.pinata.cloud/ipfs/Qma7HNYQ2pxH3y5S9mxL6xfybLMg6vEHhqV3a8qidLt4Sj
```