Here's our Windows XP Tip for.. August 12, 2003
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MS-DOS Cut and Paste
You can paste information from a Windows application into a command prompt line. Try this: Select a line of text and press Ctrl-C to copy it. Now open the command prompt and click the control box. This will open a menu from which you should choose Edit, Paste. Note: You can't press Ctrl -V to paste into a command prompt window.
If you want to copy some text in a command prompt window and paste it into a Windows application, click the control box and choose Edit, Mark from the menu. Now use the mouse to select the text you want to copy, and after you finish the selection, press Enter. This copies the text to the clipboard. Go to the Windows application and click where you want the text to appear. Press Ctrl-V to paste the text.