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Hi all

Can anyone tell me the differance between

1) ls –ax > fil1  

2) ls –ax >> fil1

Thanks davy
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    The first creates a new output file for the results and the second appends the output to a file (creating the file if necessary).
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    by:Karl Heinz Kremer
    In addition to what jlevie said, the first one will overwrite a file named fil1, so you will lose the original file contents.
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