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I've been using the cat command to concatenate files. To expedite the process is there a way to cat files that have a certain word in middle of the file name. I know how to use the asterisk to capture a certain word in the beginning or the end but not the middle.

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You can use:

cat *word* > new_file

Now all the files with the "word" in their name will be concatenated in "new_file".

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