Copy Text From the Command Prompt

As you may or may not know, copying from the Command Prompt is not as easy as copying from other programs, which is part of the reason why saving a commands output to a file, which you learned about a few tricks back, is so handy. But what if you do just want to copy a short section of text to the clipboard. Heres how Copy Text From the Command Prompt

Step 1 : Right-click anywhere in the Command Prompt window and choose Mark.

Step 2 : Now, highlight with your left mouse button whatever youd like to copy.

Step 3 : Once your selection is made, press Enter.

Step 4 : Now you can paste that information into whatever program youd like, just like you paste other text.

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