I have several hundred files that need to be concatenated into a single file, much like this question. The problem is, that my files must must be in order. They are named with a Julian date followed by the file type.

Here's an example of the naming schema:



This is not something I do very often and I could write my own complicated script to do this, but I feel there is a much easier way to do it and I just don't know what that way is.

  • Are these text files? – MDMoore313 Jun 6 '13 at 14:09
  • Yes, they are pipe delimited text files. – mawburn Jun 6 '13 at 14:10

This is a powershell two-liner:

$TextFiles = Get-Item C:\Users\sudo\Documents\MachineLists\*.list

$TextFiles | sort | foreach { Add-Content -Value $(Get-Content $_) -Path C:\users\sudo\Desktop\concat.LIST}

As you can see from the first line it helps if they're all in the same folder, which I'm sure you won't have a problem with.

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    Awesome. It seems to have worked perfectly. I really need to get more familiar with Powershell. Thanks much! – mawburn Jun 6 '13 at 14:27

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