Find all folder in /var that contains log in their path and have more than 10 files inside them, print the folder and the count

for i in `find -L /var/ -wholename \*log\* -type d`; do COUNT=`ls -1U $i | wc -l`; if [ $COUNT -gt 10 ]; then echo $i $COUNT; fi; done
-L is for following symbolic links, it can be omitted and then you can find in your whole / dir
Sample Output
/var/www/logs 1337
/var/log 13

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By: Edoard
2013-09-24 09:41:13

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This will break on directory names containing newlines, you'd be better off using find ... | while read i; do ... ; done
evilsoup · 247 weeks and 2 days ago
@evilsoup, thank you for your hint, but: would not read break in newlines too?
Edoard · 246 weeks and 2 days ago

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