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Originally posted by bhar0761 Another one i woul like to find out about is how list a directory and only return the file that has been modified?
the find command does all of this kinda stuff, but AFAIK you need something to compare to - something like a date, a time, or a file... check out the man page... you can tell it to find any files that have been modified during the last 3 hours, for example... or you can find any files modified after the modification time of file X (find will look at file X itself)...
you could also use a list of md5sums and make a script to run md5sum on all the files and only list those with different md5sums... it's just a thought...
Originally posted by jschiwal There is usually several ways to do the same thing.
echo $(( `ls | wc -l` - `ls -d */`| wc -l ))
This subtracts the number of directories from the total.
awesome, i didn't even know ls had a "-d" option, jeje...
BTW, there's a small typo in your commands, the little thinggy that makes the shell execute the command, i forgot what it's called... anyways, you accidentally placed it after the second ls but it goes after the second wc: