# help with outputting info from batch file

#### VenomXt

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Ok im running a very simple batch file and i want to admend a text file on a server [(located this way)\\servername\share\text.txt] with everything the batchfile displays after being run admended to the text file.

Any ideas?

btw this is the info that is being run inb the .bat

Code:
Prompt $D Prompt$V

Ipconfig /all

ping x.xx.xx.x

tracert  x.xx.xx.x

Pause

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#### LeeJend

Crude but:
Redirect the command response to text files then combine them. This works for an unlimited number of commands. There is probably a more ellegant method but I'm tired and a thunder storm is coming in...

Ipconfig /all > \\servername\share\text1.txt
ping x.xx.xx.x > \\servername\share\text2.txt
tracert x.xx.xx.x > \\servername\share\text3.txt

copy \\servername\share\text1.txt + \\servername\share\text2.txt + \\servername\share\text3.txt \\servername\share\text.txt
del \\servername\share\text1.txt
del \\servername\share\text2.txt
del \\servername\share\text3.txt

I wasn't sure if you wanted to keep appending to text.txt for multiple runs. If that's the case then just add text.txt as the first file in the copy list. The copy + command appends all files in the string then saves them to the destination file. You might have to add a /Y to force an over write of text.txt without a prompt but I think it runs without the /Y.

Ipconfig /all > \\servername\share\text1.txt
ping x.xx.xx.x > \\servername\share\text2.txt
tracert x.xx.xx.x > \\servername\share\text3.txt

copy \\servername\share\text.txt + \\servername\share\text1.txt + \\servername\share\text2.txt + \\servername\share\text3.txt \\servername\share\text.txt
del \\servername\share\text1.txt
del \\servername\share\text2.txt
del \\servername\share\text3.txt

You will need to create an empty text.txt to start or you'll get a file not found.

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#### fitz

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Ok im running a very simple batch file and i want to admend a text file on a server [(located this way)\\servername\share\text.txt] with everything the batchfile displays after being run admended to the text file.

Any ideas?
huh? admend? do you mean append?

in which case, why not just run the batch file and redirect to append the output to a text file (ie: test.bat >> \\servername\share\text.txt) or, you could modify the commands in the text file to redirect/appended (ie, in your batch file, run "ping x.x.x.x >> text.txt")

Crude but:
Redirect the command response to text files then combine them. This works for an unlimited number of commands. There is probably a more ellegant method but I'm tired and a thunder storm is coming in...

Ipconfig /all > \\servername\share\text1.txt
no need to copy after wards.. the single ">" will redirect output to a new file (or overwrite an existing file) .. a double ">>" will append to an existing file.

#### LeeJend

:dead: Ooops, I forgot that >> appends.

Ipconfig /all >> \\servername\share\text.txt
ping x.xx.xx.x >> \\servername\share\text.txt
tracert x.xx.xx.x >> \\servername\share\text.txt

Wanna get fancy?

Date >> \\servername\share\text.txt
Time >> \\servername\share\text.txt
Ipconfig /all >> \\servername\share\text.txt
ping x.xx.xx.x >> \\servername\share\text.txt
tracert x.xx.xx.x >> \\servername\share\text.txt

#### LordOfLA

##### Godlike!
I dont think you can use inc paths in dos. you need to map a network drive to my knowledge. You can do "net use" to do that though.

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