There are many Clipboard Manager for Unix-based Operating System but is there a way to actually know which one is being used?

I am on Fedora 20 under Gnome 3.10.1 and I know that I'm using GPaste 3.10.

But I would like to know if there is a command line which would ouput GPaste 3.10 (except gpaste --version obviously).

  • I've been searching for a method to do this, I'm thinking it's not possible. – slm Apr 30 '14 at 14:28
  • That would be unfortunate.. :) – Öskå Apr 30 '14 at 14:37
  • Agreed, but it seems consistent w/ the modular nature of things in Unix. There are a variety of clipboard management tools, and there isn't any place that these tools have to tell the system that they're attempting to manage the clipboard. – slm Apr 30 '14 at 15:05
  • I see the idea, let's just see for a few days if anyone else have some ideas, if not, I will delete my question. – Öskå Apr 30 '14 at 15:43
  • Yes, sorry wasn't intending for you to do anything, just giving you some feedback on my searches thus far. I would def. leave it for a bit to see if someone else like Stephane or Gilles might have some thoughts on the subject. – slm Apr 30 '14 at 15:50

After doing an extensive search I wasn't able to find a method for doing this. So it would seem impossible to find out what downstream tools are collecting the results of the clipboards in an attempt to provide a "management" facility around them.

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