How do you capture an error message from an MS-DOS prompt to a file?
One easy way would be to copy and paste it manually.
- Right-click, select Mark and highlight the text.
- Right-click again to copy.
- Right-click to paste in the DOS prompt window, or Control-V to paste in other screens.
What if we wanted to use a batch file (.bat) to capture the output of several different commands at one go?
cd K: >test.txt 2>&1
This example attempts to change directory to
K: (which doesn’t exist), so the resulting error message is written to
Thanks to YH for asking the question on Facebook, and I hope this tip helps some other lost soul out there.