Cut and Paste in the Command Prompt

Updated: June 09, 2001

Janwillem Borleffs

Leiden, Netherlands

August 18, 1999

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.

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