Capture the text in a Command window

May 13, 2008

Problem: You’re in a Command window (the old DOS window) and you’d like to capture the text on the screen. However, the usual CTRL+C doesn’t work.


  1. Right click in the Command window.
  2. Choose Select All.
  3. Then press ENTER. Yes, ENTER! That copies the text to the clipboard.
  4. Now you can paste it into any application—for example, to send it in an email to Support.

[This article was first published in the December 2007 CyberText Newsletter]

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