Copy and paste in Windows PowerShell


How do I effectively copy and paste input and output in the Windows PowerShell?

Best Answer

  • To select text in PowerShell with the mouse, just select it as usual.
  • To copy the selected text to the clipboard you have to either hit Enter, or right-click.
  • To paste into the PowerShell window, right click.


  • Paste: alt+[space], e, p

Note: In current versions of Windows 10, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V work as expected.

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