What do I do before I combine all separate files? Or do we have a program/software that combines files? I have a lot of text files but I want them all in one part/file. I want all separate files/text files in one file.
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type *.txt > one_big_file.txt
works for me on Windows 7.
It will show the name of each file in the console, and I can't see how to supress it, but it answers your question - if you want the files included in alphabetical order.
(of course, this answer is better suited to a question on https://superuser.com/ than here ;-)
I am assuming that you need to have some control over the order that the files are combined in so will not wish to use wildcards.
On Windows (Command Prompt):
type file1.txt > all_files.txt type file2.txt >> all_files.txt type file3.txt >> all_files.txt type file4.txt >> all_files.txt type file5.txt >> all_files.txt
The above outputs the contents of the files to the terminal but redirects that output to the new file, the first line uses
> will overwrite that file and any remaining lines have to use
>> which appends to the file.
copy file1.txt+file2.txt+file3.txt+file4.txt+file5.txt all_files.txt
This combines the files in memory and copies that to the new name beware this can go wrong if the files are too large or if the command line gets too long there are limitations on both.
(this differs in that the first one will always start each file on a new line)
On OS-X & Linux (in a terminal session):
cat file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt file4.txt file5.txt > all_files.txt
on computer hope, I saw that you will open command prompt in the file folder or the folder that has all your file and type dir because you might see all your files and when you see all your files, you will type
copy *.txt newfile.txt and you will get all separate file parts in one part or file.
If you want, you will rename the file and if you don't see your file type or file extension before you combine it, you will put the file extension next to the name of the file when you are renaming it.