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27 Aug 2015

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Software Author(s):

  • Anthony Mastrean


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Windows Command Paste | Updated: 27 Aug 2015



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Windows Command Paste

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This package was approved by moderator ferventcoder on 30 Aug 2015.

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This package uses AutoHotkey to remap the dreadful Windows-console-paste key combination, ALT + Space, E, P, to the more commonly used "paste" shortcut, CTRL + V. It's known to work in the "command prompt" (cmd.exe), PowerShell, Console2, and Git Bash (mingw).

$tools   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$content = Join-Path (Split-Path $tools) 'content'
$exe     = Join-Path $content 'wincommandpaste.exe'

. $tools\shortcut.ps1

Get-ChocolateyWebFile `
  -PackageName  'wincommandpaste' `
  -Url          '' `
  -Checksum     '363e650edf5307ab00101c072d8972a4' `
  -FileFullPath $exe

Install-Shortcut `
  -Link          'Windows Command Paste' `
  -Target        $exe `
  -SpecialFolder 'CommonStartup' `
$tools = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition

. $tools\shortcut.ps1

Uninstall-Shortcut `
  -Link          'Windows Command Paste' `
  -SpecialFolder 'CommonStartup'

  Install-Shortcut creates a new shortcut to a file or program.


  Install-Shortcut wraps the COM Object, Wscript.Shell, and its arguments to create
  a shortcut to a file or program. It requires some very specific input, please
  review the notes on each parameter.


  The shortcut to create.

  The underlying COM Object requires an absolute path. This function will
  attempt to properly expand that path, especially if you provide a
  SpecialFolder as a root directory.

  The underlying COM Object also requires that the link's path/name end in
  either .lnk or .url. This function will attempt to add that file extension if
  it is not provided.

  The underlying COM Object will fail silently in many cases, especially due to
  improperly formatted link paths. This function will test the existence of the
  expected link using this parameter and fail if it is not found.


  The target of the shortcut.

  This path must exist. This function will attempt to expand the path to its
  absolute value.

  .PARAMETER SpecialFolder

  The Windows special folder to contain this shortcut.

  If you want to create a shortcut at one of the system managed paths, such as
  the Desktop or the Start Menu, you should use the special tokens provided.
  The most commonly used are

    * CommonDesktop
    * CommonStartup
    * CommonPrograms

  If you provide a special folder, the Link parameter may contain a simple
  "name" and not a file path.

  The full list of special folders can be found here:


  The icon of the shortcut.

  This can take several forms and, due to this, is not validated carefully. You
  can provide an absolute file path (this is your responsibility), like


  Or, you can provide an absolute file path and an index into the resources of
  that program, like

    "C:\Windows\notepad.exe, 1"

  .PARAMETER Description

  The tooltip to display on the shortcut.


  Whether to launch this link immediately after creating it. Useful for links
  created in the CommonStartup special folder.


  Install-Shortcut -Link "foo" -Target "foo.exe" -SpecialFolder "CommonPrograms" -Description "Foo Bar"


  Uninstall-Shortcut -Link "foo" -SpecialFolder "CommonDesktop"

function Install-Shortcut {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [ValidateScript({ Test-Path $_ })]
    [string] $Target,

    [string] $SpecialFolder,
    [string] $Icon,
    [string] $Description,
    [switch] $Launch

  $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder

  $shell = New-Object -ComObject 'Wscript.Shell'

  $shortcut = $shell.CreateShortcut($Link)
  $shortcut.TargetPath = (Resolve-Path $Target)
  $shortcut.WorkingDirectory = (Split-Path (Resolve-Path $Target))

  if($Icon) {
    $shortcut.IconLocation = $Icon

  if($Description) {
    $shortcut.Description = $Description


  if(-not(Test-Path $Link)) {
    throw "Failed to create shortcut: $Link"

  if($Launch) {
    & $Link

function Uninstall-Shortcut {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [string] $SpecialFolder

  $Link = Resolve-ShortcutLink -Link $Link -SpecialFolder $SpecialFolder

  Remove-Item $Link -Force | Out-Null

function Resolve-ShortcutLink {
    [Parameter(Mandatory = $true)]
    [string] $Link,

    [string] $SpecialFolder

  if(-not($Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.lnk') -or $Link.ToLower().EndsWith('.url'))) {
    $Link = "$Link.lnk"

  if($SpecialFolder) {
    $Link = Join-Path ([System.Environment]::GetFolderPath($SpecialFolder)) $Link


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