Dchris Dchris - 4 months ago 7
Linux Question

How do I append text to a file?

What is the easiest way to append text to a file in Linux?

I had a look at this question, but the accepted answer uses an additional program (

sed
) I'm sure there should be an easier way with
echo
or similar.

Answer

Or maybe

cat >> filename
This is text, perhaps pasted in from some other source.
Or else entered at the keyboard, doesn't matter. 
^D

Essentially, you can dump any text you want into the file. CTRL-D sends an end-of-file signal, which terminates input and returns you to the shell.