(... This applies to XP, and basically works in later Windows, but they may offer more).
The Windows console does have Copy // Paste // Find available.
However it is not handled in the normaal GUI way.. ie. Ctrl+C/P/F do not work.
You can use the keyboard or mouse to Copy.
Copy selects text in a rectangular block (not on a wrapped-line basis).
Alt+Space (to activate the System-menu), then use the Up/Down/Left/Right to navigate, and then in conjuntion with
Shift to select the block of text.
Once you have selected the block, you must press
Enter to finalize the copy command (this
Enter is not passed to the command-line (some text must be selected, of course).
Alt+Space (to activate the System-menu), then E (
Edit), then P (
Quick Edit (Alt+Space, then P).. nb. Copy is only available in block-mode.
Mouse Paste: Only via the Console's System-menu (but I think this is not shown in Vista.. (7? may be the same)... just use the keyboard method... Its a quick as a wink, once you become familiar with it.
For Find, just follow suit.