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How many files are there in a directory?
Count the number of files in a directory.

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Unknown User anonymous2
[01/23/04 | Discuss (0) | Link to this hack]

This is a beginners hack to calculate the number of files in a particular directory. ls <path> | wc -l The above command will tell you how many files are listed on the <path> provided. E.g. ls /home/user/images | wc -l will list number of files under images.

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