find -maxdepth 3 -type d | while read -r dir; do printf "%s:\t" "$dir"; find "$dir" | wc -l; done

Count all files in directories recursively with find

Counts the files present in the different directories recursively. One only has to change maxdepth to have further insight in the directory hierarchy. Found at
Sample Output
./Data: 5011
./Data/Intensities:     3
./Data/Intensities/BaseCalls:   2
./Data/Status_Files:    28
./Data/Status_Files/RefreshBtn: 4
./Data/reports: 4978

2012-10-15 15:00:09

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myprint () { echo -n `ls $1 | wc -l` ; echo -n " " ; echo `readlink -f "$1"`; } ; export -f myprint ; find -type d -size +1M -exec bash -c 'myprint {}' \; 2>/dev/null
cryptspirit · 290 weeks and 2 days ago

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