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I'm looking for a good program for managing clipboard history on the Ubuntu desktop used primaraly for software development. Ditto is exactly what I need, except it wont run on Ubuntu.

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Try glipper, a GNOME clipboard app, and parcelite, a GTK+ clipboard manager. Both should be available to install from the repository.

If you're using unity or gnome shell, clipit is a fork of parcellite with AppIndicator support (thanks @pydave).

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parcelite's hotkeys worked better for me. I had to check a box in preferences to make it pull selected text in addition to ctrl-C'd text –  Arthur Ulfeldt Oct 9 '09 at 18:20
glipper is lacking good search –  Arthur Ulfeldt Feb 25 '10 at 20:05
I've found glipper very crashy, does it work fine for you? –  Pablo Jun 8 '10 at 5:44
If you're using unity or gnome shell, Clipit is a fork of parcellite with AppIndicator support: clipit.rspwn.com –  idbrii May 4 '11 at 19:06

Diodon is now in the raring repositories.

Install it with

sudo apt-get install diodon -y
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This link is now dead :-( –  Mawg Jan 27 at 8:36

Why isn't Diodon mentioned here?

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One complication is that diodon isn't in the official repositories, at least as of precise 12.04. –  nealmcb Jun 20 '12 at 14:51

ClipIt is a parcelite fork with Ubuntu menu integration.

sudo apt-get install clipit
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Just to be complete, there's also the older "xclipboard".

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Under KDE (Kubuntu, etc) there's "Klipper".

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Try anamnesis.

I created it because there wan't an alternative for Ditto that works on Ubuntu, and especially because I needed to be able to search the clipboard history.

Note it is still under development and it needs more tests, but is working fine for me.

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Clipit can search history –  Alexey Dec 6 '12 at 13:48

Keepboard provides various ways to manage clipboard history.

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