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I do condone coding practices mentioned and standard compliance.
One should produce shell code to run anywhere (or any code), if able.

But, the OP posted his operating system is fedora linux and didn't not request a posix compliant shell code to be produced.
As for better way, it is welcomed and encouraged to post better code with proper explanation.
Which member stomp offered.

It is also worth to mention the negligible impact on modern multi-core computers any command provided here has, regardless of quality.
Even with alot of files.

Regards
Peasant.
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Hi.

Using pcregrep:
Code:
pcregrep -o1 'status_(.*?)[.]log' <( ls *status* )

The -o1 extracts parentheses group number 1.
and will produce:
Code:
INTPHLK11
INTPHLK21
OSMPRD1
SOACAT1
cgsm1
cgsm2
cgsm3
cgsm4
cgsm5
fxmdbp1
vsbm1
wmeaidbp1
wmsmpdbp1

On a system like:
Code:
OS, ker|rel, machine: Linux, 3.16.0-7-amd64, x86_64
Distribution        : Debian 8.11 (jessie) 
pcregrep version 8.35 2014-04-04

More details on pcregrep:
Code:
pcregrep        a grep with Perl-compatible regular expressions. (man)
Path    : /usr/bin/pcregrep
Version : 2014-04-04
Type    : ELF 64-bit LSB shared object, x86-64, version 1 ( ...)
Help    : probably available with -h,--help
Repo    : Debian 8.11 (jessie)

Best wishes ... cheers, drl
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