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Re: question about ls




On Thursday 27 September 2018 08:31:27 Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:27:03PM +0000, Long Wind wrote:
> > can ls show number of items in a folder?Thanks!
>
> https://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/004

And finally, an "ls -l|wc -l" from the cli gives the answer to the 
question asked. Change the -l to -lR if there are subdirs in that 
directory. Or if you want to know how many .jpg pix, use 
"ls -l *.jpg|wc -l".  The list goes on

The wiki is educational about how to make bash dance to your tune, but 
for this I'd druther use its default behavior.

bash can be and is a very powerfull scripting language, I've ported 
nearly everything I ever wrote in ARrexx, the universal do anything 
language for the Amiga from 25 years ago, to bash, and they've worked at 
least as good as on the Amiga.

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