Pattern matching error

I have a directory with a list of machine names  and some with domain names and some without. I want to check a file in each <machine>/sub dir. My hostlist only has the machine name without a FQDN

For i in cat hostlist; do cat $i*/file;fi; done ( it will not see the file with this wildcard - not sure how to cat tried cat ^$i but still didn't work.

The directory looks like this:
Machine1/file
Machine.my.domain.com/file
Machine.specialdomain.net/file
Machine2/file
lolaferrariAsked:
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arnoldCommented:
One option is to use a test to see whether a directory exist.
With the possible variations.  The other option is to list the contents of the directory and then pass it on to grep which is then passed on

for i in cat hostlist; do ls | grep -i "$i" |while read a; do
echo "$i $a start"
cat $a/file
echo "$i $a end"
done
done
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lolaferrariAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the fast response!
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TintinCommented:
If your original code looked like

for i in $(cat hostlist)
do
   cat $i*/file
done

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then that would work just fine.
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