Copy DOS Directory Contents To Clipboard

Here’s a neat Windows/DOS trick I betcha didn’t know about:

To copy the file and directory names from a command-line window (DOS prompt):

dir /b | clip

The “| clip” portion copies the output from the command (“dir /b” in this example) to the windows clipboard. You can then just paste into any document.

Here’s an article that provides more detail about it except you don’t need to download the “clip.exe” program if you’re using Windows 7.

Download Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Today

windows7 sp1Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is supposed to be available from Microsoft today.

Update: Microsoft has made the download available (iso).

I’m posting this cause I’m curious how many hits it’ll get with the news that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can be downloaded today.

It should be available at the Microsoft Update Center or its Service Pack Center sometime today, February 22, 2011.

SP1 contains the following updates:
– Additional support for communication with third-party federation services.
– Improved HDMI audio device performance.
– Corrected behavior when printing mixed-orientation XPS documents.
– Support for Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).
– Improved Support for Advanced Format (512e) Storage Devices.
– Enhanced support for additional identities in RRAS and IPsec.
– Virtual desktop improvements.
– Bug fixes.

Aren’t you excited?!