CLIP - Open New File Tab with Clipboard Data

Syntax


CLIP

[ clipboard-name ]


Operands


clipboard-name

The optional clipboard-name operand allows you to open a Private Named Clipboard rather than the standard Windows clipboard.    If not present, the standard Windows clipboard is assumed.



Description


The CLIP command will open a new edit Tab and load into it the current contents of the specified Clipboard.  


When the Clip window is closed with the END command, the contents at that point will be returned to the specified Clipboard.


If the operand is omitted, the CLIP command will assume the standard Windows clipboard is to be used.  


When CLIP is used without the clipboard-name operand, its action is identical to -Clip mode when invoked from the startup command line  


Note:  It is important to understand that a CLIP Edit session copies the clipboard into an SPFLite-controlled edit session dedicated to clipboard editing, and then copies it back to the actual clipboard when you're done.  Remember:  The clipboard, and the clipboard edit session, are not the same thing.


While you are in the CLIP Edit session, you are not actually modifying the Windows clipboard - only a copy of what it was, prior to the CLIP Edit session beginning.  What that means is that, while you are in a CLIP Edit session, you could jump outside of it, to another SPFLite edit tab, or outside of SPFLite itself, then copy more data to the Windows clipboard, and paste that into your CLIP Edit session, and you could continue doing that process as many times as you like.  Only once you're done will the edit session be copied back to the Windows clipboard.  This fact can make for some very interesting and powerful editing techniques.


See Windows Clipboard, Cut and Paste for more information.



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