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How about a file count
Authored by: pierrot-lunaire on Mar 01, '03 06:10:41AM

There are many ways for this. The two I use regularly are:

ls <folder> | wc -l
quick 'n dirty, gives the number of objects (files, folders, links..), no
recursion, no .files.

If you want recursion OR if you want to distinguish files from folders OR
if you want to include .files, use find:

find <folder> -type f -maxdepth 1 | wc -l

this is for files only, includes .files.
Use -type d for directories only, remove -maxdepth 1 to find all files/
folders recursively, remove -type argument to find everything (like ls
-a).

Use man wc to find information on wc (probably coming from 'word
count' - the -l options counts lines.



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