Things I Learned #7: PowerShell and the clipboard

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After I posted yesterday's edition of "Things I Learned", I received a great comment on Mastodon from Dave Carroll.

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I learned that you can easily dump output from PowerShell directly to the clipboard! That's pretty cool! Just pipe data to the Set-Clipboard cmdlet!

ls | Set-Clipboard
To follow-up on yesterday's post, you can pipe the results to ConvertTo-Html and then push that to the clipboard and then paste directly into whatever editor you want, saving the step of using an intermediate file.
Get-AzResourceGroup | ConvertTo-Html | Set-Clipboard

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