553Re: [NTS] Redirecting GAWK Output
- May 13, 2012Hello, flo.gehrke;
Sunday, May 13, 2012, 12:47:23 PM, you wrote:
fg> The only drawback is that we still have to create an output file.
fg> Is there no way to redirect the output from GAWK to the clipboard,
fg> for example, without saving it to the disk?
As I understand it, default AWK behaviour is to expect input from
standard input, i.e. keyboard, and output to standard output, i.e.
screen. Both can be redirected. I don't know a way to redirect STDOUT
to the clipboard, which sounds like it should be the function of an
obscure utility program. However,if you *were* willing to print to a
file, you could send the contents of the file to the clipboard with a
utility program, of which several exist. Recent versions of Windows -
well, the Vista Home Premium I'm using, at least - ship with a
Microsoft tool called CLIP.EXE to do this. I normally use Horst
Schaeffer's freeware CLIPTEXT,
http://www.horstmuc.de/wbat32.htm#cliptext because it can transfer
between a file and the clipboard in *both* directions.
Then you'd do something like
gawk.exe -f script.awk foo.bar > c:\temp\gawkout.txt
cliptext from c:\temp\gawkout.txt
but that's getting more like a batch file, and maybe complicating the clip.
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