Recursive Line Count

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

By: benschw
2009-04-01 15:14:15

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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}'
bwoodacre · 616 weeks and 2 days ago
Suggestion of improvement: find * -type f -exec cat {} \;|wc -l
SlimG · 616 weeks and 1 day ago
I really like sloccount for this...
xSmurf · 616 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
Leechael · 556 weeks and 6 days 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
Leechael · 556 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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