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pipelining output

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If I evoke a console program - call it "foo.exe" from the command line, and it outputs string-based data, is there a DOS command (or a series of batch file commands) to pipeline this string output to a .txt file? For instance, foo.exe takes a single parameter: the name/url of a .qfx file: C:\> foo C:\apps\widget\whatev.qfx The output of which might be: Hello, foo! Today is a lovely day! What I am looking for is a way to simply "automate" foo's output such that it is sent to (and saved to) a Notepad (.txt) file. Would it be *something* as simple as: C:\> foo C:\apps\widget\whatev.qfx | output.txt ?? hopefully I can avoid getting into make files and batch files...

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There's nothing maybe about it. The right angle bracket (aka greater than) was the redirect output symbol used by DOS, so it was retained by the windows console.

foo > output.txt

foo C:\apps\widget\whatev.qfx > output.txt

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