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What is the easiest way to find the number of files in a directory tree with the answer showing the number of files in each sub directory?

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by:yuzh
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If you want to find the number of regular file in a dir, type in:

   cd mydir
   find . -type f -print | wc -l

   will give the number of regular files in that dir.

   or use:


   find /full-path-to-mydir -type f -print | wc -l

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by:bira
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If you want to find the number of files of all tree,
  ls -R |wc -l
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by:damohickey
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Here is the answer:

find <root of directory tree> -type d > <in_file>
cat <in_file> | while read FILE
do
echo "$FILE `ls $FILE | wc -l`" >> <out_file>
done


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Damo
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by:damohickey
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Here is the answer:

find <root of directory tree> -type d > <in_file>
cat <in_file> | while read FILE
do
echo "$FILE `ls $FILE | wc -l`" >> <out_file>
done


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