with a previous bash script I created a list of files:
data_1_box data_2_box ... data_10_box ... data_99_box
the thing is that now I need to concatenate them, so I tried
ls -l data_*
but I get
..... data_89_box data_8_box data_90_box ... data_99_box data_9_box
but I need to get in the sucession 1, 2, 3, 4, .. 9, ..., 89, 90, 91, ..., 99
Can it be done in bash?
ls data_* | sort -n -t _ -k 2
-n: sorts numerically
-t: field separator '_'
-k: sort on second field, in your case the numbers after the first '_'
How about using the
-v flag to
ls? The purpose of the flag is to sort files according to version number, but it works just as well here and eliminates the need to pipe the result to
ls -lv data_*