How to count files in a directory in linux

13 Giugno 2013 di In: Sistemistico
In order to count files in a directory in linux, the command to execute is:
ls -l [directory] | grep ^- | wc -l
ls -l gets you a detailed list of the directory content grep ^- filters the output of the first command showing all the lines beginning with – wc -l counts lines after executing the first 2 commands If you wanted to count only directories you can execute the following command:
ls -l [directory] | grep ^d | wc -l

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