How to Copy and Paste Text in Command Prompt

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Gigabot, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Gigabot

    Gigabot OSNN Senior Addict

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    I want to use my keyboard to copy and paste in command prompt instead of using a mouse to do it. I noticed that using CTRL + V didn't work. Here is an easy way to copy + paste in Command Prompt. After you've copied your text use the following keys on your keyboard:
    Alt + Space e p. That's all you need to remember. Press Alt + Space on your keyboard, then press e and then press p. Keep doing it and you'll get used to it.
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    I'm not sure its not faster to use the mouse though
     
  3. jquintan

    jquintan OSNN Junior Addict

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  4. vern

    vern Dominus Political User Folding Team

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    Fastest way for me is going to the window properties and turn on Quick Edit Mode. Highlight + right click to copy and right click to paste.
     
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  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Ya quick edit is the fastest I have found as well.
    To turn it on right-click the top of the command prompt window > properties > options
    You will see quickedit mode under edit options
    When you select it you will be given a choice of turning quickedit on for the current window only or save for future use.