Copy command-line output directly to the Clipboard using Clip.exe
This article explains how to redirect the output of command line tools to the Windows Vista Clipboard.
Redirecting the console output to Clipboard
Windows Vista ships with Clip.exe, a console tool that can be used to redirect the console output directly to the Windows Clipboard. To get more information about this utility, open a Command Prompt window and type:
Redirects output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard.
This text output can then be pasted into other programs.
/? Displays this help message.
DIR | CLIP Places a copy of the current directory listing into the Windows clipboard.
CLIP < README.TXT Places a copy of the text from readme.txt on to the Windows clipboard.
For example, to generate the System information and copy the output directly to the clipboard, type the following:
Systeminfo | Clip
The pipe (|) operator reads the output from one command and writes it to the input of another command.
Open a Notepad window and press CTRL+V to paste the System information data from the clipboard.
Alternate method: Copying Command Prompt output manually
See article: How to copy Command Prompt output to the clipboard?
(This involves selecting and copying the Command Prompt text manually.)