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Old 05-31-2007
add text to end of text file

Hi,

I assume there is a simple solution, but as usual i can't find it!
How can i add a line of text to the end of a text file on a new line?

i.e
file.txt
________________
this is my text file
________________

file.txt
________________
this is my text file
WITH A NEW LINE
________________

Thanks for your time

Lee
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Old 05-31-2007
LeeRoberts,
Here is one way of doing this:
Code:
(cat input_file ; echo "WITH A NEW LINE") > output_file

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Old 05-31-2007
Code:
echo "WITH A NEW LINE" >> file

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Old 05-31-2007
thanks, and how about something at the start of a text file?
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Old 05-31-2007
Code:
sed '1i yourline' file

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# 6  
Old 06-01-2007
Another method

Code:
cat file | awk ‘BEGIN {print “This is my first line”} {print $0}' > file

# 7  
Old 06-01-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by lorcan
Code:
cat file | awk ‘BEGIN {print “This is my first line”} {print $0}' > file

UUOC
Code:
awk 'BEGIN {print "This is my first line"}{print $0}' file > file3322


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