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You would need to release the clipboard contents somehow. Avoiding files can be done via a pipeline. For that there exists the xclip utility. It is not installed by default, so unless another program installed it as a dependency you may want to run sudo apt-get install xclip Once you install it, you can do xclip -o sel clip | wc Note that there exists ...


One solution is 'echo'ing the clipboard content and pass the content to wc: $ echo -n "your text" | wc 0 2 9 0 newline, 2 word and 9 characters. As your text is inside your clipboard, you can paste the content in the terminal easily using Ctrl+Shift+v.


CopyQ was causing this problem. I completely forgot that i installed it. After disabling copyq copying storing problem was solved.

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