for file in *.001; do NAME=`echo $file | cut -d. -f1,2`; cat "$NAME."[0-9][0-9][0-9] > "$NAME"; done

Join a folder full of split files

If you use newsgroups then you'll have come across split files before. Joining together a whole batch of them can be a pain so this will do the whole folder in one.
Sample Output
file.avi.001
file.avi.002
file.avi.003
file.avi.004
another.avi.001
another.avi.002
another.avi.003
another.avi.004
another.avi.005
another.avi.006
more.avi.001
more.avi.002
more.avi.003
more.avi.004
more.avi.005

becomes:

file.avi
another.avi
more.avi

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By: jaymzcd
2009-07-29 10:04:26

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You could also use basename (from gnu coreutils) to set NAME: NAME=`basename $file .001`
bwoodacre · 460 weeks and 1 day ago

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