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Old 03-21-2013, 01:37 AM   #1
ashokingole
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How to find which directory has the most number of files?


Please suggest,

How to find which directory has the most number of files ?
 
Old 03-21-2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Show us what code you've done so far
 
Old 03-21-2013, 02:06 AM   #3
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Are you looking for any command or a script? Once go through manual of find command here.
 
Old 03-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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possibly the simplest way:

Code:
find . -depth -type d -print -a -exec sh -c "ls -C1 {} | wc -l " ';'
This will find all directories (starting with the current directory) and print the directory name, and on the next line print the number of files in that directory...
 
Old 03-22-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ashokingole View Post
How to find which directory has the most number of files ?
original author: Shell Script To recursively display (list) directories

i've modified this shell script which display no of files in each directory.

PHP Code:
#!/bin/sh
#filecount.sh - Counts number of files in each directory recursively.
DIR="."

function list_files()
{
    
cd "$1"
    
fullpath="$(pwd)"
    
echo "$fullpath :" $(find "$fullpath/" -noleaf -maxdepth 1 -type f  wc -l) ;
    for 
i in *
    do
        if 
test -"$i" #if dictionary
           
then
              list_files 
"$i" #recursively list files
              
cd ..
          
fi
    done
}

if [ $
# -eq 0 ]
then list_files .
exit 
0
fi 
Code:
# pwd
/var/ftp

# ./filecount.sh
/var/ftp : 1
/var/ftp/pub : 0
/var/ftp/pub/abcd : 0
/var/ftp/pub/abcd/configs : 3
/var/ftp/pub/abcd/others : 0
/var/ftp/pub/centos64 : 9
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/EFI : 1
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/EFI/BOOT : 4
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/images : 4
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/images/pxeboot : 3
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/isolinux : 11
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/Packages : 6382
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/Packages/repodata : 9
/var/ftp/pub/centos64/repodata : 10
you can build further from this.

Last edited by mddesai; 03-22-2013 at 07:55 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
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missed the directory entries (which are also files...)

ah - a contest

And you can get the same from:

Code:
find . -depth -type d -exec sh -c "echo -n  {} :; ls -C1 {} | wc -l " ';'
Or if you wanted to sort the list afterwards....
Code:
find . -depth -type d -exec sh -c 'echo `ls -C1 {} | wc -l ` {}' ';' | sort -n -r
That way the output has the entry for the largest number of files at the top of the list,
and empty directories at the bottom (the -r option on the sort).

Last edited by jpollard; 03-22-2013 at 09:46 AM.
 
Old 03-22-2013, 09:48 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jpollard View Post
Code:
find . -depth -type d -exec sh -c "echo -n  {} :; ls -C1 {} | wc -l " ';'
This goes into my notes. Thanks!!!
 
Old 03-22-2013, 05:30 PM   #8
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Might as well spruce it up a little:
Code:
find . -depth -type d -exec sh -c "echo -n  {} ' '; ls -C1 {} | wc -l " ';' | sort -n -k2
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