Rejected idea: escape sequence to copy text

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For example

hostname -f

Which currently writes something like:

$ hostname -f

Could produce output like:


Meaning "output this and copy it to the terminal host clipboard"

Update: nah just pipe the output to stdout and copy it ... don't want arbitrary output to be able to do stuff like that. Having a file with a beep is annoying enough

Ok I remember why I came up with this: you might be ssh'd into a server and so piping to a clipboard will not work on the ssh server. So it's not a terrible idea... maybe a special character could render as a copy button :)