I created a context menu in the registry

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > * > shell > copy > commmand > cmd /c dir "%1" /b /a:-d /o:n | clip

What this does is copies the file name when I right click on a file, yet I want to add it so it will copy some text before the file name.

so it would be like db.yetteh.co.uk/%1 with %1 being the filename.

cmd /c echo db.yetteh.co.uk & dir  "%1" /b /a:-d /o:n | clip

Any ideas?


It would be like db.yetteh.co.uk/%1 with %1 being the filename.

Use the following command line:

cmd /c "<nul (set/p _v=db.yetteh.co.uk/) & dir "%1" /b /a:-d /o:n" | clip

Batch file (example.cmd):

cmd /c "<nul (set/p _v=db.yetteh.co.uk/) & dir "%1" /b /a:-d /o:n" | clip


  • <nul (set/p _v=db.yetteh.co.uk/) is a trick to "echo" text without a trailing <cr><lf>


F:\test>example test.cmd

F:\test>cmd /c "<nul (set/p _v=db.yetteh.co.uk/) & dir "test.cmd" /b /a:-d /o:n"   | clip


Clipboard contents:


Further Reading

  • An A-Z Index of the Windows CMD command line - An excellent reference for all things Windows cmd line related.
  • dir - Display a list of files and subfolders.
  • echo - Display messages on screen, turn command-echoing on or off.
  • set - Display, set, or remove CMD environment variables. Changes made with SET will remain only for the duration of the current CMD session.

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