append-to-file is an interactive compiled Lisp function in `files.el'.

(append-to-file START END FILENAME)

Append the contents of the region to the end of file FILENAME.
When called from a function, expects three arguments,
START, END and FILENAME. START and END are normally buffer positions
specifying the part of the buffer to write.
If START is nil, that means to use the entire buffer contents.
If START is a string, then output that string to the file
instead of any buffer contents; END is ignored.

This does character code conversion and applies annotations
like `write-region' does.