Can I extract files from an append file

March 30, 2011 at 03:59:36
Specs: dos
I have a file that was created with the append feature of the dos copy command (by mistake) the file contains about 2 hundred database files of an unknow type. Is there any way the files can be extracted into the original files.

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#1
March 30, 2011 at 07:21:15
"Append" is a command that lets you open files in directories not listed in the path, as if they were located in the current directory. When saving a file opened from an appended directory, the file is saved in the current one. The original is left unchanged.

If you mean COPY [d:][path]filename+[d:][path]filename, where + is used for append, I doubt there is a way to know where the original EOF marker of the first file(s) was placed. However the original files should remain unchanged.

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#2
March 30, 2011 at 20:52:31
Concatenating Files:

http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/DOS7...

Depending on how you used the command the originals may still be there.

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