[SOLVED] difference between 'grep "\n" * | wc -l' and 'wc -l *' total count
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difference between 'grep "\n" * | wc -l' and 'wc -l *' total count
I am trying to find the number of lines in a directory containing .h and .cpp files.
When I type
grep "\n" * | wc -l
this prints about 2000.
wc -l *
The total count that this prints is nearly twice as much, about 4000. From reading man pages, it seems that both of these should print the same number, the number of lines in the files, but they are definitely not equal.