How to Copy Text From Command Prompt

How would you copy text from the command prompt?

Copying text from the command prompt is pretty easy, but it's not all that straightforward if you've never done it before.  Knowing how to copy text from the command prompt can come in handy, especially if you need to show someone else (like a forum user) what text output you're getting in your command prompt.

Here's how to copy text from the Command Prompt:

  1. Right-click on the command prompt top titlebar and in the menu hover over Edit -> and click on Mark.
  2. Now hold down the left mouse-button and draw a rectangle around the text you want to copy in the command prompt.  The selected text/area will be highlighted white.
  3. While the text is highlighted, right-click again on the command prompt titlebar and in the menu hover over Edit -> and click on Copy.
  4. You can now paste the copied text from the command prompt into Notepad or another text editor.




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anonymous by Vivian Nirmal on 6/28/2011
Very useful article.. Thanks..

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