I want to find the total count of the number of files under a folder and all its sub folders.
May be something like
find . -type f | wc -l
would do the trick. Try the command from the parent folder.
tree command. You might need to install the
It will list all the files and folders under the given folder and list a summary at the end.
To count files (even files without an extension) at the root of the current directory, use:
ls -l | grep ^- | wc -l
To count files (even files without an extension) recursively from the root of the current directory, use:
ls -lR | grep ^- | wc -l
The fastest and easiest way, is to use
tree. Its speed is limited by your output terminal, so if you pipe the result to
tail -1, you'll get immediate result. You can also control to what directory level you like the results, using the
-L option. For colorized output, use
-C. For example:
$ tree share/some/directory/ | tail -1 558 directories, 853 files $ tree -L 2 share/some/directory/ | tail -1 120 directories, 3 files
If it's not already there, you can get it here.
find -type f -printf . | wc -c
Don't count the output lines of find, because filenames, containing 99 newlines, will count as 100 files.
Use this command for each folder in the path
for D in *; do echo $D; find $D -type f| wc -l; done
find seems to be quicker than tree so I used below to count files in each directory of the current working directory (ignoring files in CWD) with allowing directories to have spaces:
ls -d */ | while read dir_line
echo -n "$dir_line :"
find "$dir_line" -type f | wc -l
You can use
find . | wc -l
find . will list all files and folders and theire contents starting in your current folder.
wc -l counts the results of find
I'd go with this option myself:
ls -alR | grep -c ^-