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How to sort the contents of the clipboard

Here’s a little tip you might find usefull. If you have something in a clipboard that needs sorting, issue this command on the commandline.

pbpaste | sort | pbcopy

When you paste your clipboard somewhere you’ll see the contents was sorted.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.