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Ruby Value Paste Here

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:21 am
by beerich
Hi folks.

I'm creating video clips that I want to name individually. Basically use Ruby or Bash to generate a uuid value as a string, copy that to the clipboard, then paste that "wherever I am now", or current focus.

Any insight how I can do that? Generating the uuid isn't the issue. It's sending it to the clipboard as a string, then pasting/returning that value to the current focus that's the challenge.


Re: Ruby Value Paste Here

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:50 pm
by beerich
Well, I made a Ruby script that puts a UUID into the clipboard as a string.

How can I use Ruby to "paste clipboard in current focus"? Initiated by Ruby, basically telling the Finder to paste. Or Launchbar to "Paste in Frontmost Application".

Can this be done? Best way?