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TEXT2Clp: Copy the contents of a file to the Windows Clipboard
Version 2.01



What is TEXT2Clp?

TEXT2Clp is a FREEWARE utility for Windows command files. TEXT2Clp will copy the contents of a file to the Windows Clipboard.

We also provide CLIP2Txt, a command line utility to copy the contents of the Windows Clipboard to a file.

TEXT2Clp is free software and comes with full source code. No purchase necessary, but donations are welcome!

Version Information

TEXT2Clp Version 2.01 (Copy the contents of a file to the Windows Clipboard)
Copyright © 1999, 2003, 2015, 2016, James Greene

New in Version 2.01:

  • Added support for additional formats (e.g. HTML, RTF, Unicode, ...)
    • Added additional parsing capabilities for the command line parameters
    • Added additional code to post the right format to the Clipboard
    • Added support for the C2T file format, to restore multiple formats to the Windows Clipboard.
  • Compiled with gcc version 5.3.0 and tested on Windows 10 (64 bit)

For more details, please see the version information provided with the application.



Downloading TEXT2Clp

  1. Download and store it into a temporary directory, e.g. C:\TEMP
    DownloadTEXT2Clp Download Germany (Germany)
    DownloadTEXT2Clp Download Switzerland (Switzerland)
    Version 2.01
    06. December 2016
    52 KB Freeware
    US$ 0.00

  2. ZIP archives can be opened with the Windows Explorer, no additional software is required. Double-click on the file to view the archive contents. These can be copied to any folder on your machine.



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TEXT2Clp is free software, distributed under GNU General Public License, Version 3.

TEXT2Clp Version 2.01 (Copy the contents of a file to the Windows Clipboard)
Copyright © 1999, 2003, 2015, 2016, James Greene

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

If you would like to make a donation to the author as a token of your appreciation for this fine piece of free software, please contact

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Screen Shots


For more information about the full range of features, Download TEXT2Clp and try it out. If you like what you see, please ! Thank you!



Documentation / Using TEXT2Clp

Usage: TEXT2CLP.exe [options] filename [options]

Options:  ( /option or --option are also accepted )
  -D[isplay]   = Display the Clipboard contents on the screen.
  -F[ormat]=[xyz] where [xyz] = ASC or DOS, ANS or TXT, HTM, UNI, RTF or C2T.
                  for ASCII, ANSI, HTML, UNICODE, Rich Text Format or CLIP2Txt.
  -A[ppend]    = Append the file to the Clipboard (rather than replacing).
  -H[elp]      = Display this usage information.
  -?           = Same as -help.
  -N[ologo]    = Don't display the Copyright banner.
  -Q[uiet]     = Same as -nologo.
  -S[ilent]    = Same as -nologo.
  -T[ranslate] = (depreciated) Same as -F:DOS.

Options are not case-sensitive, and can be abbreviated to one character.

The following options are all interpreted the same:
-d, /d, -D, /D, --DISPLAY, /Display, -dIsP, ... you get the idea!


Copies the contents of the file FOO.TXT into the Windows Clipboard.

TEXT2CLP -F:HTM "\My Documents\Long File Name.html"
Copies the contents of the specified file into the Windows Clipboard, as HTML-formatted text.
Filenames containing spaces must be "enclosed in double quotes."

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This page was last updated on Tuesday, 06. December 2016.

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