[SunHELP] total Number of Files in A Directory
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Mon May 1 07:19:36 CDT 2006
Abrar, Saaim M. wrote:
> Hello Gurus,
> How do we know total number of files in a directory on Solaris and AIX.
1. To find the total number of file and directory entries in the
directory foo, use ls:
ls -ld foo
note the link count, subtract 2.
2. To find the total number of files and directories in the directory
foo and its subdirectories, use find:
find foo/ -type f | wc -l to count files
find foo/ -type d | wc -l to count subdirectories
find foo/ -print | wc -l to count everything
See man find for more information.
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