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I want to duplicate some binary data (not in code, but by hand). The normal Ctrl+C doesn't work in my editor (Notepad++), it copies data only up to the first NUL char. Is there any workaround?

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The way data is stored in the clipboard depends on how the application is using the clipboard API. Notepad++ is a text editor, so it probably stores content as text. If you view the content in some hex editor, it'll probably let you copy it using one of the other standard types (and possibly other registered types). To get a full answer, you'd better provide more details, like the source of the binary data and the target. – eran Oct 20 '11 at 21:31
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In the Edit menu of Notepad++ (I'm using v5.9.2) under Paste Special there are actions to Copy, Cut, and Paste Binary Content.

Submenu of Paste Special in Edit menu of Notepad++

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