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Combining files

Hi I have about 108 files (text files) that end with .avg and each one of these files have a distinct name that describes what is in the file. In each file there is a set of 80 values that are tab separated. I want to combine all 108 files into ONE main file.

So each file is named:

Code:
1.avg
2.avg
.
.
.
108.avg

in each file there are 80 numerical values:

Code:
0  2  4  5  6  7  8  3  1 etc...

I want to combine all 108 files so the ONE main file looks like this:

Code:
1.avg  0  2  4  5  6  7  8  3  1 etc....
2.avg 2  1  3  45  2  1  1  3 etc...
.
.
.

Any help would be great...a quick and fast way would be the best.

Thank you

PhilSmilie
# 2  
See if this will do it for you:
Code:
for x in `ls *.avg`
do
  cat ${x} >> new_file
done

# 3  
hey thanks for the help. however it does not put the name of the file into the final file.

if someone has a solution then it would be great

thanks

Last edited by phil_heath; 06-28-2012 at 02:58 AM..
# 4  
Ok, Try this:
Code:
for x in `ls *.avg`
do
  perl -nle '{ print $ARGV . " " . $_ }' $x >> new_file
done

# 5  
Simple way ..
Code:
$ awk '{print FILENAME" "$0}' *.avg

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# 6  
Try this one
Code:
 cat *.avg >new_file

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