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Icacls Command lying to me in Windows 8.1

  1. #11


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    Original Install Date: 5/2/15

    Why cant I select/copy in cmdline or powershell? Waste of time...

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  2. #12


    Florida, USA
    Posts : 141
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center, Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1


    How are you trying to copy?

    right click on the upper boarder and select edit. Then select mark.

    Left click and Use the mouse cursor to select the words you want to copy.

    Then right click the upper boarder again, select edit, then copy.
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  3. #13


    S.E. Texas
    Posts : 61
    windows 8.1 64bit


    I'm used to bash. That's too much work
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  4. #14


    Install Windows 10 when it's released. The Command Prompt is a lot better. It includes normal mark,copy,cut,paste using the keyboard or mouse.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1 Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    [insert post 11 here]
    Thanks Cradom, for the screenshot.

    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Why cant I select/copy in cmdline or powershell?
    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    How are you trying to copy?

    right click on the upper boarder and select edit. Then select mark.

    Left click and Use the mouse cursor to select the words you want to copy.

    Then right click the upper boarder again, select edit, then copy.
    No need to go into the menu and explicitly select 'Mark'. PowerShell is practically always in Mark mode. Simply click and drag to select text at will. Then right-click to copy the marked text, and right-click to paste the text in the shell.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Install Windows 10 when it's released. The Command Prompt is a lot better. It includes normal mark,copy,cut,paste using the keyboard or mouse.
    Can't wait for those new features. It's a small change but sure makes a difference.


    Thank you, guys, for your time. I guess I will be using PowerShell instead of Icacls to view permissions for the time being.
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