In one of my project, we used to keep commands inside an text file. We will be getting new files every day/week/month and the frequency of getting such file is unpredictable. Every file that our file server receives will be named like file.1,file.2…file.110,file.111,file.112, etc. We bundle all these files on a monthly basis and create executable installer to run these command file one by one. One day,  we were in a need to find list of commands we have received after file version 100. Following Linux command came to us handy,


find . -name "file.10[1-9]" -exec cat {} + > cmdlist.txt
find . -name "file.11[0-9]" -exec cat {} + >> cmdlist.txt

The first command will find all the files between 101 to 109 and append them into a file called cmdlist.txt. The second command will find files from 110 to 119 and append its content one by one into the same file.

What I was not able to find is a continuous pattern (one line command) to find all files from 100 to 157. But I believe aforesaid command might help some one.

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