[windows2000] Re: Appending logs to plain text-files

  • From: "Sorin Srbu" <Sorin.Srbu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 08:53:21 +0100

On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 14:57:19 -0000, Spriggs Jon wrote:

>Chevrons are part of the input, output, piping system that Windows inherited
>from DOS (and I suspect, DOS inherited from Unix - but I might be wrong).
>The single right facing chevron (>) creates or overwrites output to a file
>The double right facing chevron (>>) appends output to a file
>The single left facing chevron (<) reads text from a file
>The bar or pipe character (|) uses the output of one program as the input of
>The numbers 1 and 2 are a fairly new addition, and I've definitely come
>across these before in Linux, so when I saw 1>> instead of the >> I used on
>one occasion, I tried adding 2>> and it worked... The only time I've seen
>documentation about piping and redirection has been in DOS books...

Hmmm... I obviously need to brush up on this... Better dust off
that dos 6.20-book I bought so long ago... 8-]


>>Nope... If you use a single chevron character it creates or overwrites 
>>a file, if you use two it appends.
>Cool, thanks!
>How come I've seen those chevron-documentations, I assume they are, aren't



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