Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, CopyQ is an open-source, cross-platform clipboard manager written in C++ and built with the Qt libraries, working on both Linux and Windows.
Among other features, CopyQ has configurable history size, it allows the users to search through the clipboard history and can be opened via some keyboard shortcuts. It can also be used from the command line. For keyboard shortcuts and examples of cli usage, see this page.The latest version available is CopyQ 1.9.3, which has been released a while ago, bringing support for item and tab encryption via GnuPG, a plugin for Vim editor emulation, called FakeVim and drag and drop support for items on the list.
In this article I will show you how to install CopyQ 1.9.3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna and Pear OS 8.
Because it is available via Sam’s PPA, installing CopyQ 1.9.3 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Pear OS is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa, update the local repository index and install the copyq package. Like this:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:samrog131/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install copyq