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I need to copy/cut and paste the following verbatim in cmd.exe:

                     <<<< Identifier Token Start >>>>
<<<<< Identifier Token End >>>>>

Every time I try, it splits it every two rows. How can I get this to work?

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closed as too localized by slhck Jan 25 '13 at 9:52

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A workaround is put that in VIM and use SHIFT+j (J). – barlop Jan 12 '13 at 11:35
What are you actually trying to achieve here? With some context you will get better answers. – ChrisF Jan 12 '13 at 11:36
@ChrisF the answers seem spot on. no need for more context. Hennes's answer might have not worked 'cos perhaps the text is too long even for the widest cmd window, but other answers should work for her for sure even if hennes's doesn't. (assuming she asked her question right and it looks like it's probably right) – barlop Jan 12 '13 at 11:41
ok if u go to u can see exactly what im trying to do go to unlock bootloader and keep goin till u get to step 9 and 10 and u can see but i have tried it all and still cant get it but i know it can be done – BABYLOVE Jan 13 '13 at 0:06
nevermind thanks for yalls suggestions and help i got it figured out now – BABYLOVE Jan 13 '13 at 0:41

You can redirect output to clipboard, which will keep the formating


Type C:\temp\test.txt |CLIP
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Does it really need to be in cmd.exe? If so try to make the cmd.exe window wider.

Right click it to get this menu: enter image description here

Then select either properties or defaults (known bug in win7, both due the same thing. In XP those are different. Properties being for one session, defaults for all sessions).

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However, why do you need to paste it in cmd.exe?

It seems much more likely that you want to put it in a text file. (E.g. use notepad to create token.txt and paste it there). However without more background this is guess work.

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I have to do it from CMD because I'm trying to unlock my bootloader on my HTC phone and HTC dev has to receive it like this for some reason so I can get the unlock code to install a custom OS Android 4.1. – BABYLOVE Jan 12 '13 at 10:28

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