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Copy CMD Output Directly to the Clipboard

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Cool trick! I’ve been a DOS user since the early 1980s, but this is a new one on me …

The Windows command line prompt can be handy at times and sometimes even the only option to execute a specific command in the operating system. You sometimes may need to copy the output of a command to the Windows Clipboard, for instance to use the output in another application. Most users that I know handle this either by sending the output to a file with the > filename.ext command or by frantically trying to figure out a way to select and copy the output contents in the command prompt window directly.