I am trying to copy a whole bunch different files' contents into one big file. Is there a way to do this without having to open up each individual file and copying and pasting the contents? Is there a quick way to just right click a file and copy the contents directly? Thanks in advance!
You can run the shell command /usr/bin/textutil in the Terminal.app found in /Applications/Utilities/
textutils Can be used to convert the text from one format to another.
But it also can "Read the specified files, concatenate them, and write the result out as a single file in the indicated format."
/usr/bin/textutil file/s -cat convert to format -output file output path
It will concatenate differently formatted files.
The formats textutils can read and write to are
txt, html, rtf, rtfd, doc, docx, wordml, odt, or webarchive
/usr/bin/textutil foo1.txt foo2.txt foo1.rtf foo.html -cat txt -output /file/path/foo.txt
If you are talking about plain text files, you can accomplish this in Terminal by running
cat file1.txt file2.txt file3.txt > bigfile.txt