Copy command prompt output directly to Windows Clipboard

6/23/2009 0 Comments

If you use the command prompt quite often and have to copy and paste output from command’s, this tips will make your life much easier.

Trick is using “|” (pipe without quote), windows vista, Windows 7, Windows server 2003 & windows server 2008 you can direct the output from a command from command prompt directly to the windows clipboard.

For example, here I run the ipconfig command and direct its output to the windows clipboard.

|C:\users\Balaji>ipconfig |clip

This will copy the output to the clipboard. Simply CTRL + V to paste to any application like notepad,

To confirm, its work I pasted here for your reference.

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Network:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : ************
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : *****
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : WAG160N
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :  *********
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.WAG160N:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

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