ls command in solaris

Greetings,
I have this command call in a solaris ksh call

root=$(ls -Al $base/Source |grep xml |wc -l)

is there a way to do a ls that counts xml the source and all of the subfolders?

This ls -AL just checks Source.  I want to know how many xml files there are in the Source and the subfolders inside Source.

Can this be done?
Thanks
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woolmilkporcCommented:
The tool of choice is find.

If your XML files all end in ".xml" :

COUNT=$(find $base/Source  -type f  -name "*.xml" |wc -l)

echo $COUNT

But you can go with ls and its "-R" (recursive) flag, if you prefer:

COUNT=$(ls -AlR $base/Source  | grep xml |wc -l)

echo $COUNT
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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
perfect, thanks.
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