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Copy Command Line Output to Windows Clipboard Directly

Starting with Windows Vista and Windows 2003 Microsoft has finally included clip.exe.  With clip.exe you can copy items directly to the Windows clipboard from a command prompt.  XP (and earlier) users can get clip.exe from Microsoft with the Windows Server 2003 resource kit.

You can use clip with a PIPE (|) operator in your command line commands. Here are some examples:

dir /h | clip – Copy the help manual for DIR command to the clipboard

tracert | clip – Trace the path from your computer to another website – the output is automatically copied to the clipboard and not displayed on the screen.

netstat | clip – Check if your computer is connecting to websites without your knowledge.

The clip.exe utility can also be used to copy contents of text files to clipboard directly from the command line.

clip < C:MyFile.txt – will copy all the text from MyFile.txt to your Windows Clipboard.

Copy clip.exe help to clipboard with clip /? | clip:



    Redirects output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard.

    This text output can then be pasted into other programs.

Parameter List:

    /?                  Displays this help message.


    DIR | CLIP          Places a copy of the current directory

                        listing into the Windows clipboard.

    CLIP < README.TXT   Places a copy of the text from readme.txt on to the Windows clipboard.

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How to View Windows Clipboard Contents Easily in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

If you need to know what is inside your Windows clipboard before you decide to overwrite it with something else or start pasting it into document. Instead of viewing the content by opening up notepad or word document and paste it, there is a quick way that enables you to know the clipboard content with just a simple click.

To display the current clipboard content, you can run clipbrd.exe. Clipbrd.exe comes with Windows XP and is located in C:WINDOWSsystem32. In order to access this utility quickly, you can create a desktop shortcut as follows.

  1. Create a new shortcut on our desktop (or other convenient location).
  2. In the ‘Create Shortcut window’ type: %windir%System32clipbrd.exe and click Nex.
  3. Name it as you like (default is clipbrd.exe) then click Finish.

Just double click this shortcut and it will display the clipboard content.

What about Vista and Windows 7?
Microsoft didn’t include clipbrd.exe in Vista or Windows 7. However, you could copy clipbrd.exe from windows XP into C:WindowsSystem32 in Vista or Windows 7, then create a shortcut on desktop to access it directly.

Sometimes clipbrd.exe doesn’t work with Vista or Windows 7 & you may receive a message like, “Entry Point Not Found.” You may try to run it in XP/SP2 compatibility mode. Or you could use this FREE clipboard viewer from Karen’s Power Tools, Clipboard Viewer.

If you want a more advanced tool to Manage your Windows Clipboard, you could use the FREE tool, ClipMagic, which is a powerful Clipboard Extender and Information Manager for storing Images and Text, either automatically or manually in a categorized format, with details of the URL if the text is from an Internet site. It lets you edit, merge and manage your clips.

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Can the Mac OS X clipboard hold more than one item?

What if you want to copy several items, and then paste those items later? You can’t do it with the standard clipboard, but thanks to some free programs, you can bring the Mac’s copy-and-paste functionality into the 21st century.

While there are many clipboard enhancement tools available for Mac, I like to use one of two free ones. The first keeps things simple, but adds that extra dimension that makes your clipboard so much more useful. It is called Jumpcut and can be found at

Basically, what Jumpcut does is to give you a clipboard that is several items deep. With it you can access the menu at the top of the screen and choose to paste in previously clipped items. In fact, it keeps a running record of your most recent copies, and you can choose any one.

You can also use a keyboard shortcut, usually Ctrl+Option+V to cycle through your clipboard items and pick the one you want.

The options for Jumpcut are kept simple. You can have it remember more items if you wish, and display more choices if you wish.  One limiting factor of Jumpcut is that it only works with text. If you want to use images, you’ll need something more advanced like ClipMenu, which can be found at

In addition to accepting text and images, ClipMenu also has a more complex menu, including breaking the items into groups of 10 or less and Snippets, which are items permanently available through ClipMenu for pasting.

Plus, when you use ClipMenu’s keyboard shortcut, usually Ctrl+Command+V, you get the entire ClipMenu menu right at the point of your cursor.

You’ll also find ClipMenu’s options more detailed than Jumpcut, with fine-tuning like font sizes in the menu, labels to indicate the type of item, and even the ability to integrate with simple scripts to do things like change the case of clipboard text.

The best thing about Jumpcut and ClipMenu is that they can be used together. Simply install both. They will both remember what you copy. For the simplest of needs I use Jumpcut, and then for things like images or the Snippets feature, I use ClipMenu. And since they are both free and stable, there’s really no reason not to try them out. Except that once you have a clipboard with depth, you’ll never be able to go back to the single-item 1980’s style clipboard again.

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Screen capture on a Mac

Command-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it as a file on the desktop
* Command-Control-Shift-3: Take a screenshot of the screen, and save it to the clipboard
* Command-Control-Shift-4, then select an area: Take a screenshot of an area and save it to the clipboard
* Command-Control-Shift-4, then space, then click a window: Take a screenshot of a window and save it to the clipboard