How to run an SQL Query via the Command prompt for OSQL

We have a validated system that is using using Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine.

I need to run a query from the command promt using osql.

I just need to understand how to frame the following, line by line when entering into osql.

SELECT     [PatientID], [PackID]
FROM         Patient_Visit_Treatments INNER JOIN
                      Trials_History ON Patient_Visit_Treatments.TrialID = Trials_History.MAPSEC_ID AND Patient_Visit_Treatments.MAPSEC_Version = Trials_History.MAPSEC_Version
                       Where protocoldesc = '00000000001'
DHPBilcareAsked:
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
please do not use osql, but sqlcmd command line tool:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms162773.aspx

however, I don't understand the question in regards to "framing"?
I presume it's about the "long" sql, you might consider having the sql stored inside a file...

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DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
How do I execute the query via a txt file?
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
-i input_file
DHPBilcareAuthor Commented:
Sorry I am new to this.  

Can you give me an example of the DOS command to run a query from a txt file and extracting the result into another txt file?
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
sorry, but all of that is shown in the linked page...
sqlcmd -i c:\file.sql -o c:\output.txt
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