Share data between user sessions with airpaste
I use different user sessions on the same computer to separate personal / work environments. When I need to share some file or text between them I use a litte utility called airpaste created by mafintosh.
It’s designed to share text,files or other streams across 2 computers on the same local network, but works fine across sessions on the same computer.
- install nodejs on your computers
- from the command line type: npm install -g airpaste
To share the clipboard contents from a Mac
From Mac 1)
> pbpaste | airpaste
From computer 2) > airpaste (outputs) > “This is some text”
This is much more elegant than having to send an email, or sending a skype/messenger message
(Note: pbpaste is not available in linux/windows but there are alternatives for those OSs)
Sharing a file:
From computer 1)
From computer 2)
airpaste > myfile.mp3