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Old 10-19-2003, 09:36 PM   #1
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Found file count

How do I count files that are found by find. This command returns a list of files:
find -iname 'filename*' | sort
What I want is a count of the files returned. I looked for something like 'count' but no luck.
Old 10-19-2003, 09:44 PM   #2
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"What I want is a count of the files returned."

The file names come out of find already sorted. You could use less instead:
find -iname 'filename*' | less
Then page down to the end and less will give you a line count.

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Old 10-19-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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Try a wc -l at the end...

find -iname 'filename*' | sort | wc -l

No need for scrolling using less...
Old 10-19-2003, 09:48 PM   #4
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When I do find -iname 'blah*' I get the files in natural order, not sorted. Anyway, using 'less' works but I'll use this:
find -iname 'filename* | sort | less



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