xclip is a good illustration of everything i hate with "linux".
it's a third party package that you have to install. it has awful syntax that isn't exactly like any other convention and has messy arg parsing. it's verbose and requires arguments to work as expected. it hasn't changed much in a decade. and yet it still doesn't even always "just work".
@CobaltVelvet now imagine if every organization, project, department, or group worked about the same
@Mainebot if i wanted to think about the world i uhhhh where is this toot going
linux: xclip -selection clipboard -out
linux: xdg-open $file >/dev/null 2>&1 &
mac: open $file