Copy & Paste in a Dos box

Mensanator mensanator at
Wed May 6 19:38:37 EDT 2009

On May 6, 6:15 pm, MRAB <goo... at> wrote:
> Mensanator wrote:
> > On May 6, 3:46 pm, Dave Angel <da... at> wrote:
> >> Mensanator wrote:
> >>> <snip>
> >>> And when prompted, do "(.) modify shortcut that started this window"
> >>> After which, you can dispense with the menus (except when pasting),
> >>> just select the text and hit <enter>.
> >> To paste into a DOS box, once Quick Edit is enabled, use Right-Click.  
> >> They keystrokes will be sent to the command editor.  Note that the
> >> interpretation is rather literal, so be careful if copy/pasting more
> >> than one line, or a line that was wrapped.
> > Well I'll be dipped. Didn't know you could do that.
> > Of course, since I learned how to call programs from the
> > script and capture their StdOut, I don't have much call for
> > cut/paste from dos windows. Hopefully, I'll remember that the
> > next time I need it.
> That's new to me too!
> You probably already know that if you drag-and-drop a file onto the
> window you get its path.

Damn! I may just go back to using Python from the command prompt
instead of using IDLE.

On second thought, IDLE is way too useful for indenting, dedenting,
commenting and uncommenting blocks of code. Can't go back to using

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