Get-Clipboard

Gets the contents of the clipboard.

Syntax

Get-Clipboard
   [-Raw]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Get-Clipboard cmdlet gets the contents of the clipboard as text. Multiple lines of text are returned as an array of strings similar to Get-Content.

Note

On Linux, this cmdlet requires the xclip utility to be in the path. This cmdlet is not supported on macOS.

Examples

Example 1: Get the content of the clipboard and display it to the command-line

In this example we have copied the text "hello" into the clipboard.

Get-Clipboard

hello

Parameters

-Raw

Gets the entire contents of the clipboard. Multiline text is returned as a single multiline string rather than an array of strings.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Outputs

String