Clip Command: Redirect Command Output to the Windows Clipboard

Clip Command

In the Windows Command Prompt, we can use the clip command to copy the output of other commands to the Windows clipboard.

For example, the systeminfo | clip command sends the output of the systeminfo to the clipboard. Once the data is on the clipboard, you can paste it onto a document or text file.

It is also possible to use the clip command to copy the text of a file to the clipboard. For example, the following command copies the text from info.txt to the Windows clipboard:

clip < info.txt


Copy the output of the dir command to the Windows clipboard:

dir | clip

Copy the list of open ports to the clipboard:

netstat -aon | clip

Copy the content of info.txt to the clipboard:

clip < info.txt

You can also use the clip command on Windows PowerShell to redirect command line output. For example, the following command copies the output of the Get-ComputerInfo to the Windows clipboard:

Get-ComputerInfo | clip

If you want to save the output of a command, there are two ways to do it. One is to use the clip command. The other is to redirect the output to a text file.

For example, the following command saves the output of the directory command to a text file called output.txt:

dir > output.txt

That is all about the clip command. It is a simple command and does not have any command switches.