Running a Query Using a Text File for Input

I have this script

declare @runcmd varchar(1000)
select @runcmd = 'osql /U sam /P pwd /d master /S NYCMSDR /h-1
/i "\\nycmsdr\Backup\TransferLoginsScript.sql" /o "\\nycmsdr\Backup\TransferLoginsScriptResult.txt"'
exec master..xp_cmdshell @runcmd

it returns  1> and doesn't create the output file on the specified location. Do I have the script right?

I'm running the above script via Query Analyzer
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use - rather than / for the parameter identifiers...

also are they double or single quotes around the file paths?

which version of sql server?
declare @runcmd varchar(1000)
select @runcmd = 'osql -Usam -Ppwd -dmaster -SNYCMSDR -h-1
exec master..xp_cmdshell @runcmd

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redouardAuthor Commented:
redouardAuthor Commented:
Still no file. I verified that all my permissions are correct
redouardAuthor Commented:
I got it :

Declare @runcmd varchar(1000)
select @runcmd = 'osql -E -dmaster -SNYCMSDR -i \\nycmsdr\Backup\TransferLoginsScript.sql -o \\nycmsdr\Backup\TransferLoginsScriptResult.txt'
exec master..xp_cmdshell @runcmd

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