find . -name '*.desktop' | sed s/[^/]*\.desktop$// | uniq -c | sort -g

Find where a kind of file is stored

In this case searches for where .desktop files are stored. The resulted is a sorted list of the top directories containing such files.
Sample Output
      1 ./usr/share/wayland-sessions/
      2 ./usr/share/gdm/greeter/autostart/
      3 ./usr/share/desktop-base/
      4 ./usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/gtk-modules/
      4 ./usr/share/xsessions/
      7 ./usr/share/gnome/applications/
      8 ./usr/lib/libreoffice/share/xdg/
     22 ./etc/xdg/autostart/
     45 ./usr/share/mimelnk/application/
    161 ./usr/share/applications/

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By: T4b
2016-09-16 12:22:38

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It's always best to quote your sed scripts, especially if they contain '$' Also, you can simplify it, to: ... | sed 's/[^/]\+$//' | ... Search for any non-slash chars at the end of the line.
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