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hello,

i am in need of a script to copy a bunch of files from different folders to a single folder, and i would like 2 options if possible: to copy to a different folder, and also to combine into a different file.

i am using windows command line.

this is what i have tried when trying to combine:

copy "E:\deleteme\test1\test1.txt E:\deleteme\test1\test2.txt E:\deleteme\test1\test3.txt E:\deleteme\test1\test4.txt" E:\deleteme\combined\combined.txt

but it failed. (i am very new to command line)

so ideally i am after a simple script i can modify when needed to copy this files from different folders into a single folder.

Regards,
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Mysidia earned 200 total points
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the copy command operator to combine two files is  +     (plus symbol)

try:

E:
cd E:\deleteme\test1
copy test2.txt+test3.txt combined.txt
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by:3lijah
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thanks,

the + worked. as i have about 100+ files to group, is there a cleaner way to do this?

i have found this:

for /f "delims=" %%i in (filelist.txt) do echo D|xcopy "E:\deleteme\%%i" "E:\deleteme\combined\%%i" /i /z /y

(filelist.txt contains:

test1\test1.txt
test2\test2.txt
test3\test3.txt
test4\test4.txt)

however this copies the folders, can this be modified to copy just the files into a folder and/or to combine the files into one file.

Regards,
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by:3lijah
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for 3lijah's comment #a39289002
Assisted answer: 200 points for Mysidia's comment #a39288968

for the following reason:

this was not the exact answer i was looking for, but thanks.
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by:3lijah
ID: 39607360
thanks, this was on track, but i ahve decided to just use another method. thanks.
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