Mar 082008

Vista comes with a command-line utility clip.exe that can be used to redirect or pipe the output of another command to the Windows clipboard. The command uses a “pipe” and has the form

somecommand | clip

For example, to send a directory listing to the clipboard, the command is

dir | clip

Place the contents of a text file into the Windows clipboard with clip

The utility clip.exe can also be used to read a text file and place its contents in the Windows clipboard. The command has the form

clip < somefile.txt

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