Copy text from command prompt !!

Let us talk this time about some features of MS DOS.

Have you ever wondered how nice it would be if
you could copy the text on the command prompt window?
Here’s how you can do it.
1.If you are not running WINDOZE, do it!
2.After you boot windoze, run the command prompt.
3.You can usually find it in start>programs>MS-DOS prompt
or go to start>run , type command and hit return.
4.If it runs in the full screen mode, switch to the windowed mode.
You can do it by hitting Alt+Enter.
5. Now click on the tiny MS-DOS icon on the top left corner of
the window.You will get a menu.
6.On the menu, navigate to EDIT>MARK and click on it.
7.Now you will see a white box like cursor on top of the screen.
Drag it as you do to mark the necessary text.Do it as you
do in any wordprocessor.
8.Then hit enter or go back to the edit menu and click on copy.
9.Voila! you just copied from the prompt.
Here’s another trick. Are you bored of writing long paths?
Drag the folder whose path you need to write and
you automatically get it in the prompt.
If you are a Unix fan and hate retyping the commands you have
already typed, MS ships a tiny program called DOSKEY that
solves your problem.
Type DOSKEY in the prompt to install it for your session, then
you can simply recall the previously typed commands by pressing
the UP and the DOWN arrow

This article was forwarded via email.


1 Comment »

  1. there was a time when i was quite good in DOS, but now I have forgotten the most common commands!

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