Feb 26, 2014

Useful command line utility: Clip

Are you a heavy Windows console user? Have you ever copied the output from a program to the clipboard by using the context menu? Well, are you aware of clip.exe that comes with Windows (at least it is present on Windows 7 and newer) ? 

It simply copy whatever it gets from the standard input to the clipboard! So you can do things like:

c:\temp>dir | clip

And get the contents of dir output to the clipboard (and of course, now you can past it wherever you want)!

Of course you can also redirect the standard input:
c:\temp>clip < file.txt

Happy coding!

(this post in portuguese)

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