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Any command-line or batch cmd to concatenate multiple files?

I have over a thousand text files which I would like to combine into a single text file, is there any way to do this automatically?

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marked as duplicate by slhck Jul 26 '12 at 11:21

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Are they all in the same directory? Do you have a list of the all the files? – Nifle Jul 26 '12 at 11:08
They are all in the same directory and I don't have a list of the file names. – CLiown Jul 26 '12 at 11:10
Then JC2k8's answer should do what you need. Don't forget to come back and accept it later if it does. – Nifle Jul 26 '12 at 11:12
more catchy title then the duplicated one, so +1 – Wolf Mar 27 at 10:33

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Pull out your command line and let's go:

copy /a *.txt concat.txt

This will concatenate all txt files in the same directory into one file named "concat.txt".

/A indicates an ASCII text file

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short question, short answer +1 (only tiny blemish, the changing case of the /a) – Wolf Mar 27 at 10:33
The /a or /A option seems to be less useful then expected. I'm getting garbage line feeds in the concatenated file after the first file. Maybe this option is now outdated because many of alternative formats are around: you mostly think it's ASCII, but it isn't /b will do, if the last line ends with linefeed. – Wolf Mar 27 at 10:46

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