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I expect something simple like "put2clip c:\boot.ini" which would result in the same thing as right-clicking in explorer the boot.ini file and select 'copy'.

i looked at nirsoft's nircmd, thinkingms.com/pensieve/2009/03/14/ClipexeACommandLineToolForTheWindowsClipboard.aspx and steve.org.uk/Software/clipboard/ bot none of them seems to do the work or provide good documentation.

thanks.

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    I'm quite frustrated with this 'reputation' system, so therefore I can only comment and not vote down your answer: please don't answer unless you actually have an answer. I made my statement quite clear which makes your answer truly pointless. It's obvious I want an OBJECT "which would result in the same thing as right-clicking in explorer the boot.ini file and select 'copy'." Regarding the windows version, not specifying a version means I'm referring to ANY supported version at the time of question. – user48831 Jul 22 '10 at 6:58
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    update: I've received an email from Roshan James author of alternate clip.exe but the procedure and syntax is quite a pain: cd myfolder first, then clip files filename.exe copy – user48831 Jul 22 '10 at 7:03
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You don't specify which flavour of Windows, but anything from Vista/2003 onwards should work doing this:

echo blah | clip

or

type myTextFile.txt | clip

However, I am not aware of a way to put an object (like a file (jpg, mp3, ini, etc)) into the clipboard from the command line using native tools.

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    I'm quite frustrated with this 'reputation' system, so therefore I can only comment and not vote down your answer: please don't answer unless you actually have an answer. I made my statement quite clear which makes your answer truly pointless. It's obvious I want an OBJECT "which would result in the same thing as right-clicking in explorer the boot.ini file and select 'copy'." Regarding the windows version, not specifying a version means I'm referring to ANY supported version at the time of question. – user48831 Jul 22 '10 at 6:58
  • Works, but not for all character sets. I was trying to get ¯_(ツ)_/¯ into a file so I could quickly get it to my clipboard, but type shruggie.txt produces ┬»_(πâä)_/┬» I don't know what the rant above is about ... ¯_(ツ)_/¯ – MayTheSForceBeWithYou Nov 9 '18 at 17:41
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"simple command line tool to copy file into windows clipboard" See: https://github.com/rostok/file2clip

It includes source.

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