But, there is sed! And awk! And …
Seems like pbcopy and pbpaste for OS X but strays further from the Unix philosophy (do only one thing and do it well). There’s a lot of cruft there for a utility that only needs to set & read the clipboard. It doesn’t even do a good job of interacting with the clipboard. What about HTML vs TXT? What about UTF-16? Big endian or little?
Obviously you didn’t read the README very carefully.
Also, your concerns regarding HTML and encoding are irrelevant.
My bad, I didn’t read carefully enough. This is a very cool addition to pbcopy