find . \( -iname '*.[ch]' -o -iname '*.php' -o -iname '*.pl' \) -exec wc -l {} + | sort -n

Count lines of code across multiple file types, sorted by least amount of code to greatest

The same as the other two alternatives, but now less forking! Instead of using '\;' to mark the end of an -exec command in GNU find, you can simply use '+' and it'll run the command only once with all the files as arguments. This has two benefits over the xargs version: it's easier to read and spaces in the filesnames work automatically (no -print0). [Oh, and there's one less fork, if you care about such things. But, then again, one is equal to zero for sufficiently large values of zero.]
Sample Output
  1105 ./intl/lock.h
  1336 ./intl/loadmsgcat.c
  1507 ./intl/localename.c
  1689 ./intl/dcigettext.c
  1961 ./intl/plural.c
  4677 ./intl/vasnprintf.c
 20716 total

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By: hackerb9
2010-05-03 00:16:02

2 Alternatives + Submit Alt

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