Keyboard cut and paste

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Gary Ash

Is it possible to bind clipboard stuff like copy, cut, and paste to the
keyboard?

Thanks

Gary
 

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Jeff

On Jan 19, 7:08 am, "Gary Ash" <[email protected]> wrote:

> Is it possible to bind clipboard stuff like copy, cut, and paste to the
> keyboard?
>
> Thanks
>
> Gary
Gary,

If you mean copying and pasting text in the PowerShell console, then
yes, it is possible. Hit Alt+Space to bring up the console menu, then
type 'E' to bring up the 'Edit' menu and then 'k' to start copying or
'P' to paste the text in the clipboard to the console. In 'copying'
mode, you just use the arrow keys while holding down the shift key to
select text, and hit Enter to add the selection to the clipboard.

I use the keyboard to paste text in the console all the time; I have
even started using the Alt+Space,E,P key sequence in other
applications, sometimes with unhappy results. The method to select
text in the console is really only convenient if you just don't have a
mouse; I rarely use it.

All of this behavior is identical in the regular cmd.exe console.

If this doesn't answer your question at all, I'm sorry.

Jeff
 

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Gary Ash

Thanks for answering back. What I'm really looking for is more of a Ctrl+V,
Ctrl+X sort of thing
4NT the command shell from JP Software can do a Ctrl+V. I was sort of hoping
to get better scripting and command line editing

"Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> On Jan 19, 7:08 am, "Gary Ash" <[email protected]> wrote:

>> Is it possible to bind clipboard stuff like copy, cut, and paste to the
>> keyboard?
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Gary
>
> Gary,
>
> If you mean copying and pasting text in the PowerShell console, then
> yes, it is possible. Hit Alt+Space to bring up the console menu, then
> type 'E' to bring up the 'Edit' menu and then 'k' to start copying or
> 'P' to paste the text in the clipboard to the console. In 'copying'
> mode, you just use the arrow keys while holding down the shift key to
> select text, and hit Enter to add the selection to the clipboard.
>
> I use the keyboard to paste text in the console all the time; I have
> even started using the Alt+Space,E,P key sequence in other
> applications, sometimes with unhappy results. The method to select
> text in the console is really only convenient if you just don't have a
> mouse; I rarely use it.
>
> All of this behavior is identical in the regular cmd.exe console.
>
> If this doesn't answer your question at all, I'm sorry.
>
> Jeff
 

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Shay Levi

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> Thanks for answering back. What I'm really looking for is more of a
> Ctrl+V,
> Ctrl+X sort of thing
> 4NT the command shell from JP Software can do a Ctrl+V. I was sort of
> hoping
> to get better scripting and command line editing
> "Jeff" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> ...
>

>> On Jan 19, 7:08 am, "Gary Ash" <[email protected]> wrote:
>>

>>> Is it possible to bind clipboard stuff like copy, cut, and paste to
>>> the keyboard?
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Gary
>>>
>> Gary,
>>
>> If you mean copying and pasting text in the PowerShell console, then
>> yes, it is possible. Hit Alt+Space to bring up the console menu,
>> then type 'E' to bring up the 'Edit' menu and then 'k' to start
>> copying or 'P' to paste the text in the clipboard to the console. In
>> 'copying' mode, you just use the arrow keys while holding down the
>> shift key to select text, and hit Enter to add the selection to the
>> clipboard.
>>
>> I use the keyboard to paste text in the console all the time; I have
>> even started using the Alt+Space,E,P key sequence in other
>> applications, sometimes with unhappy results. The method to select
>> text in the console is really only convenient if you just don't have
>> a mouse; I rarely use it.
>>
>> All of this behavior is identical in the regular cmd.exe console.
>>
>> If this doesn't answer your question at all, I'm sorry.
>>
>> Jeff
>>
 

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Hal Rottenberg

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tomd62

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Is this some sort of fetish? Why cant Microsoft use simple cut and paste shortcuts for consoles? It's been 20 years now and still you have to use some non-standard method for only the console, every other app on Windows allows for Ctl-X,C,V for Cut/Copy/Paste.:rolleyes:
 

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Larry__Weiss

I had a boss once who called that sort of thing a "historical imperative".

- Larry

tomd62 wrote:

> Is this some sort of fetish? Why cant Microsoft use simple cut and paste
> shortcuts for consoles? It's been 20 years now and still you have to use
> some non-standard method for only the console, every other app on
> Windows allows for Ctl-X,C,V for Cut/Copy/Paste.:rolleyes:
>
>
 

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Karl Mitschke

Hello tomd62,

> Is this some sort of fetish? Why cant Microsoft use simple cut and
> paste shortcuts for consoles? It's been 20 years now and still you
> have to use some non-standard method for only the console, every other
> app on Windows allows for Ctl-X,C,V for Cut/Copy/Paste.:rolleyes:
>
It's a console, not a Windows App :)

Stuck in the back of my memory, there is a Posh Console (I *BELIEVE* written
by Jaykul), that should allow cut & paste

Karl
http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/
 

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Larry__Weiss

Karl Mitschke wrote:

> Hello tomd62,
>

>> Is this some sort of fetish? Why cant Microsoft use simple cut and
>> paste shortcuts for consoles? It's been 20 years now and still you
>> have to use some non-standard method for only the console, every other
>> app on Windows allows for Ctl-X,C,V for Cut/Copy/Paste.:rolleyes:
>
> It's a console, not a Windows App :)
>
> Stuck in the back of my memory, there is a Posh Console (I *BELIEVE*
> written by Jaykul), that should allow cut & paste
>
Consoles can allow copy and paste, you just have to enable it,
and do it differently from Windows apps.

http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/249/cmd-copypaste-between-window-and-command-consoledos-program/

- Larry
 

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Karl Mitschke

Hello Larry__Weiss,

> Karl Mitschke wrote:
>

>> Hello tomd62,
>>

>>> Is this some sort of fetish? Why cant Microsoft use simple cut and
>>> paste shortcuts for consoles? It's been 20 years now and still you
>>> have to use some non-standard method for only the console, every
>>> other app on Windows allows for Ctl-X,C,V for
>>> Cut/Copy/Paste.:rolleyes:
>>>
>> It's a console, not a Windows App :)
>>
>> Stuck in the back of my memory, there is a Posh Console (I *BELIEVE*
>> written by Jaykul), that should allow cut & paste
>>
> Consoles can allow copy and paste, you just have to enable it, and do
> it differently from Windows apps.
>
> http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/249/cmd-copypaste-between-window-and-co
> mmand-consoledos-program/
>
> - Larry
>
Well, yeah, but the OP wants to do a <CTRL><V> and <CTRL><C> :)

Karl
http://unlockpowershell.wordpress.com/
 

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Larry__Weiss

Karl Mitschke wrote:

> Well, yeah, but the OP wants to do a <CTRL><V> and <CTRL><C> :)
>
<CTRL><C> is taken already.

If I could change history, I'd encourage a keyboard that had keys labeled "Copy"
and "Paste".

- Larry
 

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