consolidating ascii/text files into one

I have a Software package that requires vector data in the form of text / ascii files.  There are many files that cover a small geographical area.  I want to combine these files into one file. Is there any way other than pasteing to get
all the info into one file.  Maybe a software or something? When I say many we are talking hundreds.
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twolConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Here is a way you can do it, even if files are very different names, assuming you at least move the files into one directory...

from a dos prompt:

dir *.* > merge.bat

edit merge.bat as follows

make each line say

type {filename}  >> bigfile.txt

where {filename} is the name of each file you want to merge. The >> is a pipe command from dos that directs the output into bigfile.txt. A single > will clear out the file and start from scratch, so, if you want make the first line say

type {filename1} > bigfile.txt

(Your other option is to erase bigfile.txt before you get started each time you build it).
In what operating system?
If these vector files all have the same extensions do the following.
1) Open a DOS Prompt(Commant Prompt)
2) Switch to the directory where the vector files are.
3) Type in the following :
Note : Replace VEC with the extension for your vectors.  Also ensure that the file that you are copying to, NEW.VEC in my example, does not exist.
After editing the file and saving it, just type


at the command line and hit enter and you'll have your file
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