MS-DOS and Windows command line clip command

Updated: 12/30/2021 by Computer Hope
clip command

The clip command redirects the output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard. This text output can then be pasted to other programs.


Clip is an external command and is available for the following Microsoft operating systems.

Clip syntax


Clip examples

dir | clip

Places a copy of the current directory listing into the Windows clipboard.

clip < readme.txt

Places a copy of the text from readme.txt on to the Windows clipboard.

echo off | clip

Clear the contents of the Windows clipboard.

ipconfig /all | clip

Use the ipconfig command to display all network information and output the contents to the Windows clipboard.