How to select text in command prompt

No matter how many softwares are launched these days for automated tasks but I still love the DOS interface. I love Command prompt. So today I will tell, how you can copy text from a command prompt window like you can do in other softwares. Before I tell you how to do it, I want you to try out your hand first.

  • Hit Win+R or Start>Run.
  • Type in cmd and hit Return key (Enter).
  • Try copying the text.

Tried? Ok then. Lets proceed. Whenever you want to copy text from command prompt window, do the following:



  • Right Click on the window.
  • Select Edit > Mark.
  • Now you can select the text by highlighting it.
  • Hitting enter after selecting the text will copy the selection to clipboard.
  • Paste it anywhere you want.

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