I am thinking looking for a way to combine all the .txt files in a directory into a single one .txt file.

Is there a way to combine text files using the Windows command line?

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You can also use the copy command, eg

copy *.js bigfile.txt

or, for specific files

copy file1.txt+file2.txt+file3.txt bigfile.txt
  • +1 - This also allows you to decide what order to have the combined result set in.
    – JNK
    Sep 21, 2010 at 20:51
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    This included the BOM in my textfiles so I fixed it my using type commando (see DanC's answer) (superuser.com/a/191234/56861). Sep 12, 2012 at 11:42
type * > someotherpath/all.txt

The need for creating the file somewhere else is that if the new file is created on the same folder, it should be excluded from the selection.

Also, filtering by extension and using a different one for the resulting file would work. For example:

type *.js > all.txt

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