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LWE10192 : Howto send command output to the Windows clipboard with clip.exe

Symptom:

Clip is a nice feature for capturing command line output and paste it in your GUI.

Cause:

none

Solution:

Vista comes with a command-line utility clip.exe that can be used to redirect or pipe the output of another command to the Windows clipboard. The command uses a "pipe" and has the form: somecommand | clip

For example, to send a directory listing to the clipboard, the command is: dir | clip

e.g.

dir | clip

You can now copy and paste your output of the dir command.

You can also place the contents of a text file into the Windows clipboard with clip.exe

The utility clip.exe can also be used to read a text file and place its contents in the Windows clipboard.

The command has the form: clip < yourfile.txt

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