In PowerShell I ran (dir *.exe).Count to see the number of executables in System32 folder in a Vista box and it prompty returned 401. So there are 401 executables and most of us are unaware of most of them.
Recently I wanted to copy the output of a console application to the clip board. I was on the verge of writing a program to do just that when I reminded myself of the programmers disease. After a bit of digging around I found the neat little clip.exe in the system32 folder.
Redirects output of command line tools to the Windows clipboard.
This text output can then be pasted into other programs.
/? Displays this help message.
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.
So clip does what I was exactly looking for. Its a neat tool and I have grown fond of it. Guess how I pasted the output above. I ran clip /? | clip 🙂