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Re: speeding up a paste operation

On 8/25/18, wrote:
> Am 25.08.2018 um 02:10 schrieb Lee:
>> On 8/24/18, James Darnley wrote:
>>> On 2018-08-25 01:30, Lee wrote:
>>>> In retrospect, I should have created the file some other way, but
>>>> still..
>>>> - grab the top 1M hosts from from
>>>> http://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/umbrella-static/index.html
>>>> - open w/ libreoffice
>>>> - select the host name column, right click & select copy (all 1 million
>>>> lines)
>>>> - (mintty 2.9.0 window already open) vi /tmp/hosts
>>>> - i  (get into insert mode)
>>>> - right click (which I have set to "paste")
>>>> data is still scrolling by & it's not even up to 100K lines yet :(
>>>> Is there some way to make a paste operation faster in mintty (or vim
>>>> or whatever the slowpoke is)?
>>> There's a utility called getclip which put the clipboard onto stdout.
>>> Direct that into a file and you should get the same result, excluding
>>> Vim's indentation.  Probably doesn't use the tty in anyway.
>> Is getclip different from
>>    cat > /tmp/hosts
>>    <right-click to paste in the 1M lines>
> Of course it is,

Are there cygwin man pages or package descriptions somewhere?
I did a search on "getclip site:cygwin.com" and didn't see anything
that looked like a description.

> it goes through the terminal and the pty. Both are
> shortcut if you copy from /dev/clipboard, using either cat or cp.

ok... searched for 'cygwin getclip' and found
  The advantage of getclip/putclip over /dev/clipboard is that the
former have options to convert between unix and dos line endings.

so I do need to take a look at getclip :)


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