Batch File to Merge Text Files Listing Source File Names

Batch File to Merge Text Files Listing Source File Names

May 1, 2018

The Tip of the Night for January 15, 2016, explained how to use the %f command in Windows to merge multiple text files together.   Tonight's tip uses code to merge multiple text files together but also include a reference to name of each source text file.  

 

In a folder containing your source text files, put the following code in a text file and change the extension to 'bat'. 

 

@echo off
for /r %%i in (*.txt) do (
if not %%~nxi == output.txt (
echo %%~nxi >> output.txt
type "%%i" >> output.txt
echo. >> output.txt
echo. >> output.txt
)
)

 

So if we have a folder of text file like this one:

 

 

. . . we can use the command to generate .  . .

 

 

. . . a single output text file which lists first the source file names (the electroclash bands) followed by the contents (the band member names).  

 

 Thanks to Sylvvester for posting  this code here

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