how many pages will my text files print on?

numpages() { echo $(($(wc -l $* | sed -n 's/ total$//p')/60)); }
This gives a very rough estimate of how many pages your text files will print on. Assumes 60 lines per page, and does not take long lines into account.

By: bartonski
2011-02-28 20:08:26

What Others Think

This is a bit shorter, only using awk: numpages() { awk 'END{print int(NR/60)}' "$@"; } awk reads through the file, then has an END condition to print NR (number of records (lines)). It's tempting to add a "+1" to the end, though. If the files are less than 60 lines in total, both our commands print: 0 !
flatcap · 529 weeks and 2 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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