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In notepad on every line need to put a number

Posted on 2007-07-21
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Last Modified: 2010-03-05
I have 100's of lines in a notepad file.Is there a way to put a number in front of every line.

Question by:bsharath
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Farhan Kazi earned 2000 total points
ID: 19539915
@Echo Off
SetLocal EnableDelayedExpansion
SET FileName=C:\File.txt
set /a counter=1
FOR /F "delims=*" %%L IN ('Type %FileName%') Do (
      Echo !Counter! %%L >>C:\New_File.txt
      set /a counter+=1

Expert Comment

ID: 19539917
If you want to go to a specific line-number in notepad, press Ctrl+G enter the line number and ok.
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by:Farhan Kazi
ID: 19539927
Above script will generate 'New_File.txt' on C: drive root with line number on start of each line.
You need to set 'FileName' variable inside the script to actual file name.
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Author Comment

ID: 19539929
What should i change.

Will this put a line no to each line in the file.

Expert Comment

ID: 19539935
Hihi, I usually use this trick: copy the content to the second column of an excel sheet, and then insert whatever we want to the first column.
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Expert Comment

by:Farhan Kazi
ID: 19539939
You need to set 'FileName' variable inside the script to actual file name.

Like in original file if you have a text like:
I have
100's of
lines in a
notepad file.
Is there a way
to put a number
in front of every line

then it will generate new_file with following output.
1 I have  
2 100's of  
3 lines in a  
4 notepad file.
5 Is there a way  
6 to put a number  
7 in front of every line

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