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Adding a sentence to host file.

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Hello All, i wish to know how to add a sentence to host file using the batch file.

echo 127.0.0.1 localhost >> "%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"

But everytime i double click this batch file. Instead of going to the next sentence of the host file, it will just add next to the last line of the host file. example:-

xx.xx.xx.xx   www.yahoo.com.sg After i double click the host file above it will become:-

xx.xx.xx.xx   www.yahoo.com.sg 127.0.0.1 localhost

But i want the 127.0.0.1 localhost to be at the next sentence. Isst possible?

Please advice me.

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Question by:YeoBoonWah
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echo >>  "%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
echo 127.0.0.1 localhost >> "%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
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by:Albert Van Halen
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You can use \n characters

IE echo "\n127.0.0.1 localhost" >> "%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
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by:ozo
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if this is dos, you may need
echo. >>  "%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
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by:JRockSolid
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Make sure your cursor i on an empty line in your host file then save it  EXAMPLE

Line#
1  127.0.0.1 localhost
2  127.0.0.1 localhost
3  127.0.0.1 localhost
4  127.0.0.1 localhost
5  127.0.0.1 localhost
6  |<<<<Cursor here and save
------------------------------------------------
now try it
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Any Luck YEO?
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