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Batch File to return text file name & data

Posted on 2011-04-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I need a Batch file that will produce a text that will have the name of the file and the data (all the files have 1 line only)

Example - ProdCount.txt has 1 record in it that tells me a count of the Prod.txt file (54000 records in file)

So my output would be...

ProdCount.txt 54000 Records in File
EmpInfo.txt 170000 in file

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,


Hope I have this in the right zone!
Question by:Halia
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by:Ron Malmstead
ID: 35433908
You can use FINDSTR

If the file only has one line, and you just want to return it's contents...

FINDSTR . C:\path\filename.txt
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knightEknight earned 2000 total points
ID: 35433956
This will echo the filename first, but it assumes that ALL .txt files in the current directory have only one line of content:

  @echo off
  for %%F in (*.txt) do for /f "delims=" %%C in ('type %%F') do @echo %%F %%C

you can then re-direct the output of this file to a new file like this:

  mybat.bat > myout.txt
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Expert Comment

ID: 35433971
Actually the FINDSTR approach is easier, but you need to specify a wildcard in order to get the filename as part of the output:

FINDSTR . C:\path\*.txt > myout.txt
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Expert Comment

ID: 35433989
revising my first script to include "Records in file"

@echo %%F %%C Records in file

Author Comment

ID: 35434166
Ok....this is working -

@echo off
  for %%F in (*.count) do for /f "delims=" %%C in ('type %%F') do @echo %%F %%C
Count.bat > Counts.txt

I get my file (PERFECT) but the Window is staying open.  I see the last record and it stops and sits there.

What do I need to change?
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Expert Comment

ID: 35434185
add the following line to the bottom of the script:


Author Comment

ID: 35434235
Thank you so much!!!!!  You have just saved hours of cutting and pasting!

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