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Counts number of lines

Terminal - Counts number of lines
find . \( -name '*.h' -o -name '*.cc' \) | xargs grep . | wc -l
2009-02-09 11:44:35
User: dgomes
Functions: find grep wc xargs
Counts number of lines

Counts number of lines of code in *.h and *.cc files


There are 4 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -name '*.java' | xargs -L 1 cpp -fpreprocessed | grep . | wc -l
2009-10-29 09:58:43
User: rbossy
Functions: cpp find grep wc xargs

I took java to make the find command simpler and to state that it works for any language supported by cpp.

cpp is the C/C++ preprocessor (interprets macros, removes comments, inserts includes, resolves trigraphs). The -fpreprocessor option tells cpp to assume the input has already been preprocessed so it will only replace comment lines with blank lines.

The -L 1 option tells xargs to launch one process for each line, indeed cpp can only process one file at the time...

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You don't need grep . in there. `xargs wc -l` works just fine.

Comment by abcde 354 weeks and 5 days ago

Why is this useful? Looking to brag about the amount of code you've written? Hoping to impress your boss on the next yearly review? LOC mean nothing to your ability as a programmer.

Comment by atoponce 350 weeks and 3 days ago

find . -name '*.php' | xargs wc -l

says the total is 1564, but

find . -name '*.php' | xargs grep . | wc -l

says it is 1161...

Comment by fuhrysteve 347 weeks and 1 day ago

@atopnce: indeed but code volume can be an interesting information, for instance when you've just been handed a code to maintain

Comment by rbossy 317 weeks and 2 days ago

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