Microsoft clip Windows command line help


About clip
Clip syntax
Clip examples

About clip

Redirects output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard. This text output can then be pasted into other programs.


The clip command is an external command and is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.

Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10

Clip syntax


Clip examples

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.

echo off | clip

Clear the contents of the Windows clipboard

ipconfig /all | clip

Use the ipconfig command to display all network information and output the contents to the Windows clipboard.

Additional information

  • See our clipboard definition for further information and related links on this term.
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