Counting the source code's line numbers C/C++ Java

find /usr/include/ -name '*.[c|h]pp' -o -name '*.[ch]' -exec cat {} \;|wc -l
Count your source and header file's line numbers For example for java change the command like this find . -name '*.java' -exec cat {} \;|wc -l
Sample Output
855476

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What Others Think

The cat is unnecessary. You can just use something like this: find . -name '*.java' | xargs wc -l
sharfah · 345 weeks and 2 days ago
This approach is not the best one: it also counts blank lines and comments. Better use a dedicated tool to count lines, e.g. CLOC, loc, or similar.
mackaz · 345 weeks and 2 days ago
Also find . -name *.java -print0 | wc -l --files0-from -
johnquail · 338 weeks 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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