Tips & Tricks

Counting the files in a directory recursively

This tutorial will guide you how to count the files in a directory recursively.

Firstly go to the directory that you are going to count.

In order to count all the files in a directory recursively you need to execute the following command:

TheDude@TheBox: folder # find . -type f | wc -l

find [period] [dash]type f [pipe] wc [dash][el]

If you copy/paste this line into a linux command prompt, make sure the pipe symbol is a solid vertical line (not the broken vertical line).

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