Grabbing information from the Windows command line could be easier, especially if all you know of is “Mark” and “Copy” in the windows’ context menu. Fortunately, there’s a great shortcut you can use, courtesy of the handy pipe (“|”) argument, that can speed up the process of securing the text your command-line programs spit out.
We’ve previously shown the old trick of capturing a command’s output using the “>” plus a filename, but this goes one step further by placing it directly on the clipboard, ready for a Ctrl+V. Amit Agarwal over at Digital Inspiration shows us that by substituting the
> [filename] with
| clip, you can have a command-line program redirect its content in this fashion.
Unfortunately, if you want to copy a typed-out command with arguments intact, you’ll still need to use the old “Mark / Copy” method. If anyone has a shortcut for this (without the use of third-party programs), let us know!
How to Copy the Command Output to Windows Clipboard [Digital Inspiration]