This command creates a text file named __appendfile in the site directory. Each time you invoke the command, it appends the specified text to the end of the file. This command may be useful for creating diagnostic files or scripts.

On a typical Windows install this file will be created in:

C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Client\__BESData\<site>

The __appendfile is automatically deleted before the action script starts running.

Version Platforms
8.0.584.0 AIX, HP-UX, Mac, Red Hat, SUSE, Solaris, Windows
8.1.535.0 Debian, Ubuntu


appendfile <text>


This example records information about the OS and moves that information to C:\info.txt.

appendfile This file will contain details about your computer
appendfile Operating System={name of operating system}
appendfile Windows is installed on the {location of windows folder} drive
move __appendfile C:\info.txt

This example records the name and the free space available for all the drives on the client computer.

appendfile {("Disk " & name of it & ", free space=" & free space of it as string) of drives}


Use the appendfile command as part of an action that builds a script which is subsequently passed to a script interpreter. For example, you can use the following syntax to create an .ini file:

appendfile [HKR]
appendfile HostBasedModemData\Parameters\Driver,ModemOn,1,00,00
delete {location of system folder}\smcfg.ini
copy __appendfile {location of system folder}\smcfg.ini
run smcfg

This same technique can be used to build .bat files, .cmd files, Visual Basic scripts, bash shell scripts, etc.