Thank you! I like the for loop rather than the while loop. I need to do two things with this file extension. I would one like to strip off the bit after the underscore and before the .zip and mkdir directory with file3.zip. I would then like to strip off just the bit before the _ /dept/ftp/incoming/srw_file3.zip and then run an unzip command on the file. Let me show you what I would like to do for this specific case although I will eventually need to do this for all the zip files in that directory.
for f in /dept/ftp/incoming/srw_* ; do
echo "The file name is $f"
Of course, file3 will be lots of different file names, but it will always follow after the srw_ and precede the .zip