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# 1  
Old 10-18-2007
easy question

Hi everybody:

Could anybody tell me if I have several files which each one it has this pattern name:

Code:
name1.dat  name2.dat name3.dat name4.dat name10.dat name11.dat name30.dat

If I would like create one like:

Code:
name_total.dat

If I do:

Code:
paste name*.dat > name_total.dat

the paste command paste them in order, this is 1-2-3-4-10-11-30

Thanks in advance. Smilie
tonet
# 2  
Old 10-18-2007
there is no question, isn't it? Smilie

# for x in name*.dat; do cat $x >> name_total.dat; done

regards
- PRESSY
# 3  
Old 10-18-2007
Thanks Pressy:

I tried youre code like (in my case):

Code:
for i in dn_rad_flux*.dat
	do
		cat $i >> dn_rd.dat
	done

I have a new file called dn_rd.rad, but I have all the files in one column, and I would like that when bucle works, each time the "cat" do it in columns. Then I did the same but with paste command like this:

Code:
for i in dn_rad_flux*.dat
	do
		paste $i >> dn_rd.dat
	done

And I have the same output. Do you know how solve it.
Thanks in advance Smilie
tonet
# 4  
Old 10-18-2007
With zsh:

Code:
cat *.dat(n)>name_total.dat

otherwise (assuming the string "name" is always 4 characters):

Code:
(IFS=$'\n';cat $(printf "%s\n" *dat|sort -k1.5n)>name_total.dat)


Last edited by radoulov; 10-18-2007 at 08:51 AM..
# 5  
Old 10-18-2007
thanks radoulov:
but I try to do it with bash script. How can I do it?
tonet
# 6  
Old 10-18-2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by tonet
thanks radoulov:
but I try to do it with bash script. How can I do it?
Like this:

Code:
cat name{1..30}.dat>name_total.dat 2>&-

# 7  
Old 10-19-2007
Thanks again. It works, but I would like that each file which has one unique column, would paste in columns not all in one column.
This is, your code make:

Code:
file1
file2
file3
...

and I would like something like this:

Code:
file1 file2 file3 ....

Thanks in advance Smilie
tonet
 

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