How To Copy Text From Windows Command Prompt

The default command prompt doesn’t allow for users to copy and paste text to and from the command shell. This can be really annoying if you don’t know how to get around this. In order to copy and paste content from a command shell window you can right click on the shell and use the mark option. This is not nearly as good as actually being able to copy and paste normally. Using mark will cause the line breaks to show up in place of the word wrapping.

Right click on the open window and select “mark”.
You will now be able to highlight text using your mouse cursor.
Once you have it selected, right click on the text and it will be saved to the clip board.


mark shell window