Oct 2, 2020

Concat of Many Files

I had this scenario where I needed to write many small files into one file. My problem was that I only wanted xml files, and the number of files was so big that bash couldn't handle the * operator.

In the end it meant that I could for the first time use the xargs tool to do something useful.

Code of the Day

This was the command that did the trick in the end:

ls | grep .xml | xargs -n 32 cat