I'm trying to find the number of dirs and files in a given dir. I'm running my bash script like this:
in my script I am doing this:
#find the number of non-empty directories in the given dir dirs=$(find $ARCHIVE -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -not -empty -type d | wc -l) #find the number of files in the given dir msgs=$(find $ARCHIVE -type f | wc -l) echo "Number of directories: $dirs" echo "Total number of messages: $msgs"
This works great when I am running the script on a subset of the data I'm looking at, which is located in a dir at the same level as the script. However, the actual data is in someone else's directory and when I run it with the ARCHIVE variable set to that location, both values return as 0. I have a similar script that I use as well, and the find command there does not work on the second directory either. Strangely enough, I use some egrep commands and they work just fine for both.
Why can I not use find in this manner?