Keyboard Shortcut for Copy & Paste in Command Prompt

Keyboard ShortcutIf you are old school like me and prefer to stay closer to the keyboard rather than use the mouse, the copy and paste in Windows Command Prompt can be a bit tricky. But as usual the menu options provided by Windows allows to copy and paste without using a mouse. Here’s the keyboard shortcut to perform the copy and paste operation:

Copy:
[ Alt + Space -> E -> K ] will take you to mark mode.
Once in mark mode use the keyboard up/down/left/right keys to get to the start point, then use Shift + [up/down/left/right] keys to select the text.
Now press enter to copy the text.

Paste:
[ Alt + Space -> E -> P ] will paste the text in the command prompt.

Sometimes simple things which are straight forward take most of our time, simple tricks like these can speed up the tasks and save time.

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