Perlclip comes with a self-contained Windows executable that runs without having Perl installed.
When I was manually testing a Web application feature that allowed long text-field/test area inputs. Rather than count and type in characters by hand to test the limits of the error-handling code, I used a tool to generate test data. PerlClip is an excellent tool for this task. One input type it helps you generate is "counter strings," which are self-counting strings of a user-determined length. If I tell PerlClip to create a test string that is 255 characters in length, it quickly generates it and adds it to the Windows clipboard. To use it, all I need to do is paste it into the application.
You can run the Perl script, or click on the EXE version (a DOS console window appears when you do that). Enter the text pattern you want to produce. You can enter the following things:
oAny Perl code, such as the following: - "james" produces james - "james" x 5 produces jamesjamesjamesjamesjames - "a" x (2 ** 16) produces a string of "a" 2 to the 16th power (65536) in length
When you see the "Ready to Paste!" message, the clipboard is prepared.