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On the Mac

  1. Install or update and start it.

  2. In the Preferences window, activate clipboard synchronization.

  3. Quit

  4. In or, connect to your remote machine with:

     $ ssh -X username@host

    and see the icon pop-up in your Dock.

From now on, will start automatically in the background when you use the -X flag, taking care of the clipboard synchronization for you.

On the remote machine

  1. If you don't already have it, install GVim. On Debian-based systems, use:

     $ sudo apt-get install vim-gtk

    The idea is not to use Gvim but installing it gets you everything you need to get clipboard sharing to work:

    • a minimal X
    • a Vim built with clipboard support
  2. In Vim, synchronize the unnamed and clipboard registers by adding this line to ~/.vimrc:

     set clipboard^=unnamed
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