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       gpbs - GNUstep PasteBoard Server




       The  gpbs daemon serves as a clipboard/pasteboard for GNUstep programs,
       handling the copying, cutting and pasting of objects as  well  as  drag
       and drop operations between applications.

       Every user needs to have his own instance of gpbs
         running.  While  gpbs  will be started automatically as soon as it is
       needed, it is recommend to start gpbs in a personal login  script  like
       ~/.bashrc  or  ~/.cshrc.   Alternatively  you can launch gpbs when your
       windowing system or the window manager  is  started.  For  example,  on
       systems  with  X11  you  can  launch  gpbs from your .xinitrc script or
       alternatively - if you are running Window Maker  -  put  it  in  Window
       Maker’s  autostart  script.   See  the GNUstep Build Guide for a sample
       startup script.


       -NSHost <hostname>
              attaches gpbs to a remote session.

              sends a notification through the NSDistributedNotificationCenter
              (i.e.   gdnc)  so that apps know that it has started up. This is
              only relevant if the application itself tries  to  startup  gpbs
              (which means gpbs was not started at session login).

              starts gpbs as a daemon - mostly this means that all output gets
              sent to syslog rather than the terminal.

              does not fork a separate process

              makes bs his logging more verbose


       gdomap -L GNUstepGSPasteboardServer will lookup instances of gpbs.

       Alternatively, gdomap -N will list all registered names  on  the  local


       Versions  of  gpbs  up to (including) 1.7.2 have problems with copy and
       paste of mulit-lingual text, as it used the  atom  XA_STRING  alone  to
       exchange  string  data  between  X  clients (and thus GNUstep clients).
       This  means  gpbs  is  inherently  unable  to  do  cut-and-paste   with
       characters other than ISO Latin1 ones, TAB, and NEWLINE.


       gdnc(1), gdomap(8), GNUstep(7) xinit(1) wmaker(1)

       The  GNUstep  Build Guide example startup script: <http://gnustep.made->


       Work on gdnc started August 1997.

       This manual page first appeared in gnustep-back 0.8.8 (July 2003).


       gpbs was written by Richard Frith-McDonald <>

       This   man   page   was   written   by   Martin   Brecher   <martin@mb->    with    contributions   from   Kazunobu   Kuriyama

       This man page was updated September 2006 by Dennis Leeuw  (dleeuw@made- with notes by Adam Fedor (