Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Most of the times we want to copy, paste on the command prompt, but there is no shortcut working on it like CTRL+C and so on.

But here is the simplest way to select, copy and paste from/to the windows command prompt.

Follow the procedure described below.

  1. Open the Windows Command Prompt.
  2. Perform a Right click on the command prompt window’s title bar, and hit the properties option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  3. Now select the QuickEdit Mode option.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt
  4. Hit OK, a confirm dialog will appear. Select Save properties for future windows with same title option, and hit the OK button.Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

It will enable the command prompt Quick-Edit mode.

Now, the way to select, copy and paste from a quick edit mode enabled command prompt window is explained below:

To copy something from the command prompt, just use the pointer to select the text (just like you’re selecting the text from a Word Page), and perform a right click or hit the Enter button thereafter. It will copy the selected text.

Select, Copy And Paste Text In Cmd/Command Prompt

Now, to paste anything into command prompt, just perform a right click on the location in command prompt where you want the text to be pasted.

Enjoy!

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