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ping output in far file manager Hi guys, how do I copy FAR-Manager's console output? For example when I use ping command I want to copy it's output text, but not image.

Oh, and I would like to do so with keyboard! :)

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

You do it the same way for all Windows Console programs:

  1. Enter Mark mode: Alt+Space, E, K

  2. Mark text using Shift+

  3. Press Enter to copy, or Esc to cancel.

Alternatively, you can redirect the output of a specific command to a file:

ping > output.txt
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Or ping | clip to actually copy the output. – paradroid Jan 21 '11 at 0:53
this is also good, but instead of Alt+Space, E, K it's shorter to use Alt+Insert :) – ViliusK Jan 23 '11 at 15:26
ping | clip does not work for me :( – ViliusK Jan 23 '11 at 15:26
@ViliusK: Alt+Insert is specific to FAR, while Alt+Space, E, K works on (almost) any Windows Console program. (I don't use FAR, so I do not know its shortcuts.) – grawity Jan 23 '11 at 19:36

Far Manager has a special key combination that starts the selection: Alt+Insert. Then follow steps 2 and 3 suggested by @grawity.

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Alt+Insert is what I was looking for. Thank's Roman! :) – ViliusK Jan 23 '11 at 15:22
Far Manager has a lot of useful predefined key combinations. But many of them are not quite discoverable (not included into menus, command bars, etc.), so take a look at the built-in help: F1 | Keyboard reference. – Roman Kuzmin Jan 23 '11 at 15:39

in the far console, type


instead of just


it will execute the ping command and open the Far built-in editor with the output afterwards. You will be able to edit it as a normal text file

you can also use view:< instead of edit:< to open the built-in viewer, not editor

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