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Old 07-01-2004, 09:38 AM   #1
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How to count line numbers recursively in a directory?


HOw do i get the total line count in ALL the files in a particular diretory recursively?

I tried

cat * | wc -l

somehow this doesn't go into subdiretories and it doesn't ignore non-text files.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 09:43 AM   #2
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somehow this doesn't go into subdiretories and it doesn't ignore non-text files.
So this Somehow...

1) cat it a non recursive program...

2) cat doesn't distinguish between ascii and binary files. why should it?

you would want to possibly do a find on that directory (which IS recursive) and then use those results as the input to a for loop, which would include a 'test' command to check what kind of file it is.
 
  


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