"Appending out to a file"

Post #110 by Astudent on Thursday 19th of October 2000 11:32:49 PM

Full Discussion: Appending out to a file
Hi, once again -
Ok here it is:
a).I used the touch command to create a file (touch directory.list)
b).I then added this line: - date '+The date is %a %h %d, %Y %nIt is %I:%M %p' > directory.list
-So that this date function would go at the top of my script
c).Now I want to display a detailed listing(including i-node numbers) of the contents of my dir and append the output to this file(directory.list)

Now I've tried this for a few days and the closet I've came is:
ls -i > directory.list
But when I do this it erases the date function.
There has got to be an easier way.
I need help

Thank you again,
I don't why it's overwriting - maybe something to do with the permissions.

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TOUCH(1)							   User Commands							  TOUCH(1)

touch - change file timestamps SYNOPSIS
Update the access and modification times of each FILE to the current time. A FILE argument that does not exist is created empty. A FILE argument string of - is handled specially and causes touch to change the times of the file associated with standard output. Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too. -a change only the access time -c, --no-create do not create any files -d, --date=STRING parse STRING and use it instead of current time -f (ignored) -m change only the modification time -r, --reference=FILE use this file's times instead of current time -t STAMP use [[CC]YY]MMDDhhmm[.ss] instead of current time --time=WORD change the specified time: WORD is access, atime, or use: equivalent to -a WORD is modify or mtime: equivalent to -m --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit Note that the -d and -t options accept different time-date formats. DATE STRING
The --date=STRING is a mostly free format human readable date string such as "Sun, 29 Feb 2004 16:21:42 -0800" or "2004-02-29 16:21:42" or even "next Thursday". A date string may contain items indicating calendar date, time of day, time zone, day of week, relative time, rela- tive date, and numbers. An empty string indicates the beginning of the day. The date string format is more complex than is easily docu- mented here but is fully described in the info documentation. AUTHOR
Written by Paul Rubin, Arnold Robbins, Jim Kingdon, David MacKenzie, and Randy Smith. REPORTING BUGS
Report touch bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/> COPYRIGHT
Copyright (C) 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. SEE ALSO
The full documentation for touch is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and touch programs are properly installed at your site, the command info coreutils 'touch invocation' should give you access to the complete manual. GNU coreutils 7.1 July 2010 TOUCH(1)

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