redirecting output to the clipboard in xubuntu

Aroon Pahwa viperstyx at
Wed Sep 13 20:43:09 UTC 2006

i've googled around for this and i found the solution seems to be
distro/windowmanager??? specifc.  anyone know how to redirect output to the

ie. i want to do something like

cat somefile.txt > [clipboard filedescriptor]

or grep something somefile.txt > [clipboard]

im running xubuntu 6.06


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