joining large text files


i need a simple script or perhaps there is already a command in the shell to append/join one lare text file to another. we are talking a good few GB of data. I tried doing it in primalscript but it just crashes out when i paste in the other file. Any ideas how to do this?

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khaazCommented:
Why not use a simple copy command :
 copy largefile.txt+largefiletoappend.txt largefile.txt

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JofnnCommented:
You can do this via the command line using the type command...

Type c:\file1.txt >> c:\biggerfile.txt
Type c:\file2.txt >> c:\biggerfile.txt

Remember to put "" round the file name if there are spaces.

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Copy should be fine as has already been suggested or you can use a single type line too, though I suspect this would be slower.

type c:\source\*.txt > c:\dest\allfile.txt

or
cd /d c:\source
type file1.txt file2.txt > c:\dest\allfile.txt

Steve
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cakesterAuthor Commented:
thanks
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