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Do you want to include the directories themselves (A, B, C), or just the files? Do these directories contain subdirectories with more files? If so, how deep do you want to go? Do you want the number of files itemized by directory, or just one number for all files in all directories?
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Originally Posted by NickPats
that will just count the directories. not the files in directories.
Doing an "ls" on a directory will print all of the files contained within the directory, unless you pass the "-d" flag to ls.