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Recursive Line Count

Terminal - Recursive Line Count
find ./ -not -type d | xargs wc -l | cut -c 1-8 | awk '{total += $1} END {print total}'
2009-04-01 15:14:15
User: benschw
Functions: awk cut find wc xargs
Recursive Line Count


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Terminal - Alternatives
find * -type f -not -name ".*" | xargs wc -l
2010-05-21 21:03:31
User: Leechael
Functions: find wc xargs

We use `-not -name ".*"` for the reason we must omit hidden files (which unnecessary). We can only show up total lines like this:

find * -type f -not -name ".*" | xargs wc -l | tail -1

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What others think

Good command, although some parts are unecessary. :-)

Usage of 'cut' is superfluous, the $1 in the awk command will take the first (whitespace delimited) field on each line whether there are 1 or many fields per line.

Usage of xargs is good to do batch invocations, but you can have find do that for you as well (see the find manpage). So the command could be:

find ./ -not -type d -exec wc -l {} + | awk '{t+=$1} END {print t}'
Comment by bwoodacre 347 weeks and 2 days ago

Suggestion of improvement:

find * -type f -exec cat {} \;|wc -l
Comment by SlimG 347 weeks and 2 days ago

I really like sloccount for this...

Comment by xSmurf 347 weeks ago

Actually it prints the wrong answer, cause `wc` will prints total in the end, so the result will be doubly. Problem occurs in both commends belong:

find ./ -not -type d | xargs wc -l | cut -c 1-8 | awk '{total += $1} END {print total}' find ./ -not -type d -exec wc -l {} + | awk '{t+=$1} END {print t}'

And follow up command can done it right:

find * -type f -exec cat {} \;|wc -l

But we have a faster one:

find * -type f -not -name ".*" | wc -l

We use `-not -name ".*"` for the reason we must omit hidden filed (which unnecessary). We can only show up total lines like this:

find * -type f -not -name ".*" | wc -l | tail -1
Comment by Leechael 288 weeks ago

Sorry, I just submitted wrong commends, the right one is:

find * -type f -not -name ".*" | xargs wc -l

The one show up total only:

find * -type f -not -name ".*" | xargs wc -l | tail -1

I had make sure they are correct this time. XDD

Comment by Leechael 288 weeks ago

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