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How to Copy and Paste Text in Command Prompt


OSNN Senior Addict
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.


Political User
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.

American Zombie

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Political User
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.

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