Cut and paste to/from a DOS window

Using cut-and-paste in the command prompt is easy. Here's how you do it for Win2k Pro and Win2k server.

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Using cut-and-paste in the command prompt is easy. In a text-editing application like Notepad, select and copy the phrase as you would normally. Next, move your mouse to the command prompt screen. Right click on the desired location in this screen, and the copied text will appear.

Naturally, you can also cut and paste in the command prompt screen itself. Select a phrase by moving the mouse over it while you hold down the left mouse button. Then right click twice to paste the selection at the cursor's position.

This tip works with Windows 2000 Server and Professional.

This was first published in June 2003

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