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Recursive Line Count

Terminal - Recursive Line Count
wc -l `find . -name *.php`
2009-03-25 15:06:06
User: crashrox
Functions: wc
Recursive Line Count


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First, http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1387/backticks-are-evil. Second, why is this even remotely useful?

Comment by atoponce 313 weeks and 6 days ago

atoponce, I think the real question is why should this be considered non-trivial enough to be included here?

Personally, I don't care as much about the usefulness, as the non-trivialness. I personally don't find many of the commands useful -- but others might, in different circumstances.

I don't see different circumstances turning the trivial into non-trivial, though.

Comment by ozymandias 313 weeks and 6 days ago

@ozymandias I have no idea what you're trying to say.

Comment by atoponce 313 weeks and 6 days ago

find . -iname '*php' -exec wc -l {} \; as a better alternative

Comment by salparadise 313 weeks and 6 days ago

atoponce, it's usefulness does not matter to me. What is important is non-trivialness. This is not a place to document all possible command functions -- only the non-obvious. Using find to create a list of files to pass to wc is pretty darn trivial. Any shell user worth their salt should be able to come up with an identical solution to that problem instantly.

Comment by ozymandias 313 weeks and 5 days ago

@salparadise I don't find this to be a better alternative, as it doesn't display a total line count.

Comment by erikhansen 295 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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