Make a statistic about the lines of code

find . -name \*.c | xargs wc -l | tail -1 | awk '{print $1}'
This is really fast :) time find . -name \*.c | xargs wc -l | tail -1 | awk '{print $1}' 204753 real 0m0.191s user 0m0.068s sys 0m0.116s
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By: karpoke
2009-09-08 08:25:45

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Use find's "xargs mode" and (I just looked this up now) you can use awk to avoid tail if you must just only print the sum and not the word "total" : find . -name \*.c -exec wc -l {} + | awk 'END {print $1}' in awk, END is true at end-of-file (after the last line).
bwoodacre · 668 weeks and 2 days ago

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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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