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Old 07-18-2011
cat question

Can any one guide me how can i accomplish this by script

i continuously receive files via our ftp server into a certain folder is there a way i can take those files cat it to a new file by hour and create a new file when new hour starts?
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Old 07-18-2011
Put this in a script:


/bin/cat /path/to/ftp_folder/* > /path/to/newfile_directory/newfile_`/bin/date +%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M`.txt

in crontab:

00 * * * * /home/youruser/bin/

# 3  
Old 07-18-2011
this creates a new file everytime script runs i want to keep one file for each our

so file names are



so both files need to be written into the same file until the hour ends
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Old 07-18-2011


/bin/cat /path/to/ftp_folder/* > /path/to/newfile_directory/newfile.txt

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Old 07-18-2011
/bin/cat /path/to/ftp_folder/* this is cating every single file

i wanna cat the files for that specific hour.
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