Appending Text Files in Windows98

Is there any way to append a series of text files in Windows98 using Windows Explorer?

Thanks,

Don
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larrypaloozaCommented:
you mean .txt files?  And what final product are you hoping to achieve? One .txt file?
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iwinCommented:
waiting...
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simonetCommented:
You cannot do it using Windows Explorer, but you can easily achieve that task using DOS. It can be done using a special syntax for the COPY command:

COPY file1.txt + file2.txt + file3.txt resulting.txt

This wil copy all files in a file called resulting.txt.  If you omit the name of the resulting file, the destination file will be first file in the list:

COPY RESULT.TXT + FILE1.TXT + FILE2.TXT
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simonetCommented:
OPS... I pressed submitted that incidentally.

continuing...

You can also have the copy command interact through several files and add them to a single file using wildcards:

COPY *.txt RESULT.TXT

This will copy all files of type .TXT to the same file, appending each file to the end of RESULT.TXT.

There are other ways to do this, by using the TYPE command and the >> redirection:

TYPE file1.txt >> RESULT.TXT

This will append file1.txt to the end of RESULT.TXT

Yours,

Alex
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