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Old 01-19-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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Post directory and subdirectories


im trying to write a script that finds the number of sub directories in a directory specified
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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find <specified directory> -type d|wc -l

I hope that helps you.
 
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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Code:
find /path/to/directory/* -type d | wc -l
This will exclude the directory itself, if you also want to count that remove the "*"
It will also not follow symlinks, if you want it to do that, add the -L option after "find"
 
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