If you regularly save command line output into text files to process the output further or for record keeping, you might like a solution that copies the output directly to the clipboard to process it even faster this way. One of the best places to find tiny but useful applications is the Donation Coder forum. ClipCopy is a free program I found there that you can use to copy command line output directly to the Windows Clipboard.
ClipCopy is a portable software for the command line that can easily be used to copy output directly to the Windows clipboard. The easiest way to use the software is by appending it to the command that you want to run. To copy the output with Clipcopy one would simply use the command
dir | clipcopy.
The output size is not limited at all, which means that it can copy large amounts of data to the Windows clipboard easily. The command will not echo the dir command in the command line. Clipcopy provides an option to do both. This is done by appending the
-e parameter to the command. The full command would be
dir | clipcopy -e for that.
It is also possible to output clipboard contents to the command line with
clipcopy -g which can also be combined with the command to output the clipboard to a file with
clipcopy -g > file.txt.
Lastly there is the option to output text to the clipboard with clipcopy text, e.g. clipcopy this is the string that is copied to the clipboard.
If you need to display the available commands, use the clipcopy -h command to do so. This displays all the available options that are at your disposal.Advertisement
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