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Script to Find and combine multiple files into one on a move

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I am running into a issue trying to come up with a script (.bat preferably but not absolute) file. I think the issue is finding the right terms to search for.

What I need is to search a directory for certain files that day that begin with similar text (one day there may be 4 files and the next there may be 10), grab all those files and move them to a different location and concatenate them. The trick is they need to all be combined into one file and given a different name.

I know it will be some type of move function and maybe grabs them a does some type of append... but not real sure.

Example:
Script runs
Grabs files from \\server\share1 named fileAB1.txt, fileAB2.txt, fileAC1.txt (so any files with fileA*.txt )
Moves the files to \\server2\share2 and combines the txt and leave a single file named CombinedA%date%.txt


These will all be text files.

thanks ahead of time.
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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This realtively easy with the copy command, which allows concatenation.

So you can get all the files starting with say ABC and move them to a new location with a copy and then a delete, as in:

copy C:\dir1\abc*.* D:\dir2\newfile.txt
del C:\dir1\abc*.*

Make sense?

~bp
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I will give it a test now. Thanks!
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by:ChesterfieldFire
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Awesome thanks Bill. Perfect. I knew it would be something I just could not search properly, but that seemed really easy :)
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Welcome, glad that helped.

~bp
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