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Pipe output to a file with a batch file

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I am setting up a batch job that will transfer files to several machines.  How do i send the output to a file so i can tell if any machines got missed?

i would echo the machine name, then i need to send the output of if it copied or not after it.
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you can use the > charactor to redirect the output to a file.

> will overwrite
>> will append

i.e.

echo Todays date is > date.txt
date >> date.txt

-saige-
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You can send the output of any command to file using the > or >> characters:
> - will create a new file
>> - will append to an existing file (or create if non existent)

So this would be a good start:




Echo Server1 >> c:\CopyLog.txt
xcopy \\server1\share\* \\my\destination >>c:\CopyLog.txt
Echo ---------- >> c:\CopyLog.txt
Echo Server2 >> c:\CopyLog.txt
xcopy \\server2\share\* \\my\destination >>c:\CopyLog.txt

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by:Fraser_Admin
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how do i send the date.  when i do date > output.txt it waits for me to press enter.  i also want to have the date/time combination?
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by:gabbadar
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Rather than use the date/time program, use the variables:

echo %date% - %time%
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