A couple of useful Mac terminal (or iTerm) commands are the PBCopy & PBPaste. Here is a demonstration of how they work.
There are two basic ways to copy using pbcopy:
$ pbcopy < source_file.txt copies text in source_file.txt $ pwd | pbcopy copies the output from pwd (the current directory) to the Mac clipboard
The copied text can now be pasted (either using menu’s or the CMD + V keyboard shortcut) into other applications in the usual way.
PBPaste works using the same syntax but in reverse:
$ pbpaste > destination_file.txt pastes the current Mac clipboard to destination_file.txt $ cd `pbpaste` change directory to what's is currently stored in Mac clipboard