When you press 'y' (elfeed-search-yank) in an elfeed-search buffer, the selected entry's permalink url is copied to the emacs clipboard.

I don't have any automatic clipboard sync packages installed, and I don't intend to.

Is it possible to Meta-: Eval: and tell emacs to send whatever is in the emacs clipboard to the OS (MacOS) clipboard?

What I tried: browsed the source code for https://github.com/jkp/pbcopy.el/blob/master/pbcopy.el didn't see any interesting functions

NOTE: I'm using terminal emacs

If you are running a GUI Emacs, it should copy automatically everything that goes into kill-ring to the system clipboard. Are you running emacs in a terminal?

To answer your question, the code to copy the latest kill-ring addition to system-kill ring is:

(kill-new (current-kill 1))
  • yes I'm 99% of the time on terminal.app with emacs -nw . (kill-new (current-kill 1)) looked promising but didn't work. I'll try again later – american-ninja-warrior Feb 9 at 18:18
  • I do not think it will work from within terminal. – Heikki Feb 9 at 19:01
  • @joshsverns You should update your question with that information. See stackoverflow.com/a/32051871/3084001 for terminal support. – Basil Feb 9 at 20:57

You can call copy-to-x-clipboard from Meta-X or Eval:. No Emacs packages necessary. It relies on the pbcopy shell command, which is available in all macOS installations.

(defun copy-to-x-clipboard ()
  (interactive) 
  (switch-to-buffer (make-temp-name "scratch"))  
  (insert (current-kill 1))
  (shell-command-on-region (point-min) (point-max) "pbcopy")
  (kill-this-buffer))
  • The question relates to how to fetch some that was already copied to the emacs clipboard. elfeed-search-yank and many others copy entries to the emacs clipboard. When that happens, I need a way to upload that from the emacs clipboard to the OS (macOS) clipboard. – american-ninja-warrior Feb 10 at 16:48
  • And that's exactly what the above does. It gets the first item from the emacs clipboard, and pushes it to the macOS clipboard. – SamanGh Feb 10 at 17:54
  • I misunderstood – american-ninja-warrior Feb 10 at 18:03
  • No problem :-). – SamanGh Feb 10 at 18:25
  • machang how long you've been using emacs – american-ninja-warrior Feb 10 at 18:41

Is it possible to Meta-: Eval: and tell emacs to send whatever is in the emacs clipboard to the OS (MacOS) clipboard?

Yes

M-: (call-process-region (car kill-ring) nil "pbcopy")

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