Trying to copy some text out of the command line output from a Windows Subsystem for Linux prompt. I am using Pengwin Debian variant as my WSL as well as I have a X410 X-Server running. Not sure of implications in other configurations.
Option 1: Be lazy use Windows
This counts on the direct interoperability of Windows Subsystem for Linux and it's host Windows OS, not sure this will work at all in Windows Subsystem for Linux, but it does work here
echo 'some text' | clip.exe
Here I call the command in the WSL and then pipe the output to the Windows host OS clip.exe
Option 2: Use xclip
xclip is the Linux X-Windows clipboard terminal. You most likely will have to install it plus it's dependencies in the WSL environment i.e.
sudo apt-get install xclip
In normal X-Windows you would not need to do anything more than
echo 'some text' | xclip
but seems like WSL is not targeting the proper window command combination so I needed to do the following
echo 'some text' | xclip -selection clipboard
The extra commands at the end are to use the
selection target window and send directly to the registered clipboard
XA_CLIPBOARD which directs to the host Windows OS clipboard
-selection specify which X selection to use, options are "primary" to use XA_PRIMARY (default), "secondary" for XA_SECONDARY or "clipboard" for XA_CLIPBOARD