Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Command Window tricks

You know when you misspell something in the Command window and have to go all the way back and fix it? Try this instead:

F1: will copy the previous command char by char.
F2: will copy the previous command up to the char you want.
F3: will copy the previous command from the char you are at and to the end.

So, for instance: I wanna run my tests in the console and happen to pick the wrong version of the testrunner, 1.9.2.

>..\src\packages\xunit.runners.1.9.2\tools\xunit.console.exe Car.API.Tests.dll

To change it, I just press F2, copy to the char '2', edit the command with a '3' instead and press F3 to complete the command.

Another gem is the F7-button that will give you the history of commands if you don't wanna page through them with the arrow buttons.

And a very useful one, pipe output to the clipboard. As easy as adding | clip after a command.

>..\xunit.runners.1.9.2\tools\xunit.console.exe Car.API.Tests.dll | clip

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