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  1. pbcopy isn’t grabbing the text from the frontmost application either, it’s grabbing the text you’re feeding it. pbpaste isn’t any different, it outputs the text to whatever environment you’re calling it on (i.e. the shell); it barfs the text, it doesn’t interact with applications. Also, you’re piping to it (|) which doesn’t make sense—a pipe is a way to say “use the output of one command as the input of the next” not “do this after”. pbcopy doesn’t produce any output and pbpaste doesn’t accept any input, so pbcopy | pbpaste does nothing (pbpaste | pbcopy technically would, but it would be usel
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