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Concatenating multiple text files into one file

Posted on 2011-09-26
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If I have multiple text files in a folder (Folder A).  Does any one know through Windows scripting how to concatenate them into one file without maually cut and pasting?

Example
Text1.txt
Text2.txt
Text3.txt                         to                     Text4.text (which has all the files)
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Question by:morinia
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You could use the command-line copy command:

   copy Text1.txt + Text2.txt + Text3.txt  Text4.text

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by:klodefactor
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I typically don't type spaces around the plus signs, to make it easier to see where the target file name starts.

If there's any chance of non-ASCII characters in one of the files, use the /b option for the copy command:
copy/b Text1.txt+Text2.txt+Text3.txt Text4.text.
If any file name contains one or more spaces, remember to surround the name with double quote characters ("):
copy/b "file name one.txt"+Text2.txt+Text3.txt Text4.text.
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by:Steve Knight
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You can also do

copy c:\someotherdir\*.txt C:\alldir\all.txt
(as otherwise all.txt would be included in the output!)

or
type c:\somedir\*.txt > c:\alldir\all.txt

or if you want a little header saying which file it is:

find /v "something-not-in-any-file zxzxcvbz" *.txt > all.txt
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