I want to create a Batch command file to merge text file with extension ".mf" However, each file contains date in the first line, which I donot want in the final output file, Please advice how do I get rid of the date line from each file while mergingin into one big txt file.
I have used the following command for merging the txt files for a batch file.
copy *.mf big.one ren big.one filename.mf
2013218; a b c d
2013218; u v w x y z
The output must be like below:
2013218; a b c d u v w x y z
The sorting does not matter.
@echo off del big.one 2> NUL for %%f in (*.mf) do ( if not exist big.one ( copy "%%f" big.one ) else ( for /F "usebackq skip=1 delims=" %%a in ("%%f") do ( echo %%a>> big.one ) ) ) set /P fileDate=< big.one ren big.one filename_%fileDate:~0,-1%.mf
This solution does not preserve empty lines from second file on; this may be fixed, if needed.