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How can I append a text file to another text file?

Posted on 2014-11-06
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I would like to append a text file to another text file.
They should be appended by order of date and time, with the data for the most recent to be on the top.
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by:jkaios
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Sub appendFile()

   Dim WshShell As Object
   Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
   WshShell.Run "cmd /C type C:\Test\testfile.txt >> C:\Test\testfile2.txt"

End Sub
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Or to make the sub routine more flexible:

Sub appendFile(byval strSourceFile, byval strTargetFile)

   Dim WshShell 'As Object   ------- comment out the "AS OBJECT" if runing this code from a VB script
   Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
   WshShell.Run "cmd /C type " & strSourceFile & " >> " & strTargetFile

End Sub

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by:Bill Prew
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Not sure exactly what you are after.  Are there just 2 files involved, or are there multiple files to be added to the end of a given base file?  Need more details...

Does this have to be VBS or would BAT also work?

~bp
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jkaios earned 500 total points
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Just saw the "batch" tag so if you want to do it from a Batch file, then this is another way:

Inside the batch file (actual commands in upper case - not required though):

@ECHO OFF
CLS
ECHO Appending contents of %1 to %2
TYPE %1 >> %2
:: echo with a period followed creates a blank space, not required
ECHO.
ECHO Operation completed
ECHO.
:: this line optional, it's only useful to see results when running batch from outside the command prompt
PAUSE
@ECHO ON

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Copy code above and paste to Notepad, save the file as MyAppend.bat, for example.

Now from any command prompt just type:

   
MyAppend.bat C:\temp\file1.log  c:\test\file2.txt

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by:100questions
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Thanks.  Unsure if this works, however I will try it when possible.
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