I need to work on script which will give me the selective list of files in a directory into another file. I will explain , I have a script abc.sh , the shell is ksh. I have a directory /home/anand/output. The output will have files by the name file1.txt , file2.txt and file1.txt.1 and file2.txt.2. Now I want to get a list of files without the .1 and .2 extensions only. and put them into a list.txt file. So my list.txt will have file1.txtand file2.txt. Can someone help me with this. I am not being able to figure out how to not select files with the last alphabet as a numeral.