Sunday, 19 July 2009

count num files large in number

let us say,If we want to count number of files in a directory where there are some 40,000 plus files.. ls * | wc -l wont work here.

ls * | wc -l says..
bash: /bin/ls: Argument list too long

To do this use our find..

find . -type f | wc -l

41080

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