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! :)


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
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    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 Which OS you were on? clip.exe first appeared in Vista. – ᄂ ᄀ Feb 23 '17 at 8:51

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
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    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


Hotkeys and scrolling during running command: you can use Ctrl+Shift+F3 to open history of output in built-in viewer or Ctrl+Shift+F4 to open it in built-in editor. This allows efficient commands output investigation, including scrolling possibility, using built-in viewer and editor capabilities.

From internal help

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