cat to pipe different files into one big file. The number of different files varies, from two files up to ten, but the total size of all files is always the same (a couple of GB).
My problem: Whenever I get to the case where I have a total of six files, the time it takes to concatenate them peaks (i.e significantly more than with five or seven), and I have no idea why.
Anyone has an idea?
The files (all same size)
output outputTEMP1 outputTEMP2 outputTEMP3 outputTEMP4 outputTEMP5
cat outputTEMP* >> output && rm -f outputTEMP*
Currently, the Machine has to perform some calculations, but I will update later when new measurements are available.