How do you add a space between the data when combining text files together?

How do you add a space between the end of the data and the start of data when combining text files?

For example:
copy *.txt newfile.txt

The result is that all the date is in succession one after another, and there are no spaces at all after the end of the data from the first text file and the beginning of the data in the next text file and so forth.

Is there a way to add this?
100questionsAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
You made be remember my good days of DOS :)
Unfortunaly I couldn't find a way to add a space so my example is with a minus (-) character.
for %f in (*.txt) do copy /Y newfile.txt+%f newfile.txt & echo - >> newfile.txt

Open in new window

0
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
New version. See if this one it's better for you (echo. instead of echo -):
for %f in (*.txt) do copy /Y newfile.txt+%f newfile.txt & echo. >> newfile.txt

Open in new window

0
Gabriel CliftonNet AdminCommented:
Try:
del merged.txt

for %%I in (*.txt) do (
    type %%I >> merged.tmp
    echo. >> merged.tmp
    echo. >> merged.tmp
)

ren merged.tmp merged.txt

Open in new window

0
Cloud Class® Course: Ruby Fundamentals

This course will introduce you to Ruby, as well as teach you about classes, methods, variables, data structures, loops, enumerable methods, and finishing touches.

Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
A useful one sometimes can be to use FIND with /v to exclude all but certain lines, if you specify "" then you end up with the whole file but with a nice delimeter between them with the filename:

find /v "" *.txt > new.log
type new.log

Open in new window


---------- 1.TXT
1

---------- 2.TXT
2

---------- 3.TXT
3

Open in new window


hth

Steve
0
Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
And if you want just a blank line:

find /v "" *.txt | find /v "---------- "

Steve
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
100questionsAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Legacy OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.