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Re: number of files in directory?

 --- Lance Hoffmeyer <lance@augustmail.com> wrote: 
> How can I get a count of the number of files in a directory?
> directory + subdirectoies?


ls -1 | wc -l

(note the "-1" option to 'ls' is hyphen-one, NOT lower-case L, which is
what the option to 'wc' is).

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