How to Copy and Paste in Command Prompt

Most of us have, at some point or the other, tried to copy something from and into the command prompt window but the shortcuts [Ctrl] + [C] and [Ctrl] + [V] just wouldn’t work. To copy text from the command prompt, you need to

  • First right-click on the title bar of the window and click on Mark.
  • Now drag a box around the text you want to copy.
  • Right-click again and the text will be copied into the clipboard.

To paste any text into the command prompt window, right click in the window itself and click Paste.

If you want to copy and paste stuff quickly, you can enable it..

  • Right click on the title bar for the window and then on Properties.
  • Check the box for QuickEdit Mode.
  • Click OK.

You can choose to enable this for a single window or for all command prompt windows. Now simply drag and select the text to be copied. A single right-click will paste the contents of the clipboard to the window. By this you easily copy and paste in windows command prompt

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May 3, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra


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