This repository contains the code of an experiment, in order to understand
how hard would it be (if possible) to have an application that can monitor
the access of other apps to the clipboard on Linux machines.

At the moment it only supports desktop environments that use X.

To learn more please read the
original blog post.


To build and run this demo app, you will need to have the following libraries
on your system:

  • libdbus-1-dev
  • libglib2.0-dev

You will also need to have Poetry in order to be
able to execute the following commands:

$ poetry install
$ poetry run watcher


All contributions and improvements are welcome.


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