command line variables

Can you somehow set a variable to a string you hold in your clipboard? For example there is 'abc' in clipboard and you want a='abc'.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Not natively, you always need some code written in a different language, sometimes with some detours. You can find tools written in VBS, PowerShell, Pascal, Perl and many more all over the internet, I cannot recommend any particular, but here is an example using PowerShell:
for /F "tokens=*" %%A in ('PowerShell -NoProfile -STA -Command "& { Add-Type -Assembly PresentationCore;   [Windows.Clipboard]::GetText() }"') do set a=%%A

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inside of a batch file. If you want to execute that on the command prompt, replace %%A by %A twice.

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