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Is it possible to copy multiple lines from the Windows Command Prompt without it inserting a new line where each line reaches the end of the terminal?

For example, if I have the following line in the console:

c:\very_long_path_here\more_path_here>command_i_want_to_copy -with -some
arguments that wrap over lines.

If I select this and copy it, I will get a newline after the word 'some', which I'll have to delete manually.

Is there a way to copy the data (command that will be parsed, output that is printed) in the form it is interpreted/printed, rather than with hard-wrapped lines?

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In Win 7/8 there is a clip.exe, which redirects input to clipboard. You can use it like c:\> echo your -command | clip.exe. But it's more suitable for a command output.. –  week Mar 15 '13 at 10:37
afaik there is no built in way to do this. but maybe you can combine something like a short autoit script with clip.exe to archive your goal –  weberik Mar 15 '13 at 12:41

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Use the SET and then combine the parts in the expression. Additionally you can do for such purposes batch file or macro.

@set WAIKTools=%ProgramFiles%\WAIK\Tools\amd64

@IF "%time:~0,1%" GTR "0" SET current=%DATE:~-4%-%DATE:~3,2%-%DATE:~0,2%@%TIME:~0,2%.%TIME:~3,2%.%TIME:~6,2%
@IF "%time:~0,1%" LSS "0" SET current=%DATE:~-4%-%DATE:~3,2%-%DATE:~0,2%@0%TIME:~1,1%.%TIME:~3,2%.%TIME:~6,2%

"%WAIKTools%\oscdimg.exe" -h -m -n -l%LabelCD% -b"%cd%\boot\w32sp3.bif" "BUILD-%current%" "BUILD-%current%-ISO\%LabelCD%.ISO"
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