Is there an alias that works just like paste %WHATEVER% ... except it takes the contents of %WHATEVER% from a filepath on your local machine?
Not currently I think. FARR does
have the built in alias command fileresults
which reads the contents of a text file. But I don't recall any FARR method to use what it reads as a variable for a subsequent paste
We could ask mouser to add such a variable to FARR though. (It could then be named %lastfileresults%, similar to how the alias command appcap
stores its return value in %lastappcap%)
In the meantime you can use an external helper script for this. Here is a simple AutoHotkey
; read string from textfile and paste in active window
Save the script as ReadPaste.ahk and use an alias result line like this
read string from .txt and paste in active window | C:\folder\ReadPaste.ahk
A more advanced version could pass a regex pattern from the FARR alias as parameter to the script, for example to select another text file to read and paste from.