How to echo a sting to a file?

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21 Dec, 2014 03:00 PM

I tried the obvious, but it did not work in appveyor:

echo foo > C:\file.txt
type C:\file.txt

Any ideas why the redirection to the file does not work -- and how to resolve it?

  1. 1 Posted by ukio on 21 Dec, 2014 03:00 PM

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  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 21 Dec, 2014 07:32 PM

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    This worked for me:

    Why wouldn't you switch to appveyor.yml so project config could be easily seen?

  3. 3 Posted by ukio on 21 Dec, 2014 09:57 PM

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    Hi Feodor,

    thanks for the reply! Got it working too:

    1) the ouput of the `type` command was actually there -- it was just held back until the end of the init script. that's why I oversaw it in the first place
    2) doing the `echo "some string" | Out-File bla.txt` via powershell worked as expected whereas the quoting in cmd drove me crazy ;-)

    P.S.: yes, want to switch to appveyor.yml soon - right now it's just too heavily changing until I get the basic build running. Anyways, next time I can also post it here... :-)


  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 21 Dec, 2014 10:01 PM

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    Cool, thanks for the update!

  5. ukio closed this discussion on 27 Dec, 2014 08:57 PM.

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