Re: File manipulation ?

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Aaron Konstam wrote:
On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 12:04 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
Erich Carlson wrote:
On Sat, 2006-07-29 at 11:25 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
Can someone tell me how to combine a number of
text files into one file?

I have about fifty open office [.odt] text files
that I would like to combine into one file containing
all of that text.  Nothing I have tried is acceptable
to open office?
have you tried "cat file1 file2 > combinedfile

Yes, the result was a huge file and OO only displayed one page containing the last two lines?


I would be surprised if odt were really plain text files. I suspect they
would contain OOwrite formating commands which would make combining two
of these files not to work. The file might contain a formatting command
that this is the end of the document which sounds like what is happening
to you. Sound like a tedious job using copy and paste would be a
Yes, that appears to be the case.

I have been making a collection of notes for a year or more, much of it obtained from this list but it was just a random collection of files created with a text editor [e3em] which I needed to organize in some logical fashion. I spent most of yesterday copy/pasting into separate files in OO which saved them as .odt files and I naively thought I could assemble those files into one big sorted file. It didn't work for the reasons you mention. But OO also allows saving as plain text which I did in less than an hour and now have 84 pages nicely sorted in the beginnings of some logical order and can edit further to my satisfaction.

All help is appreciated, thank you.

Bob Goodwin

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