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How do I get the total number of lines of all the files in a directory ?

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How do I get the total number of lines of all the files in a directory ? - in DOS command prompt?

if there are 3 files , say a.txt, b.txt and c.txt each having 30 lines. Then I want to see the total 90. Do we have any command to do this?

Also how do I get the total no of lines of a specified file - in DOS command prompt?
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For a single file:
type "a.txt" | find /c /v ""

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And here's a script to sum; just pass the files or folders as command line arguments (include in double quotes if the names contain spaces): Whatever.cmd a.txt b.txt c.txt or Whatever.cmd "S:\ome\folder\*.txt"
@echo off 
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set /a Total = 0
:ArgLoop
for /f "delims=" %%a in ('dir /b /a:-d "%~1"') do (
	for /f %%c in ('type "%%~a" ^| find /c /v ""') do set Lines=%%c
	echo [!Lines!] - '%%~fa'
	set /a Total += Lines
)
if not "%~2"=="" (
	shift
	goto ArgLoop
)
echo Total: %Total%

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Edit: changed the script to support folders.
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by:GouthamAnand
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The number of files are lot many. So I cannot pass all the names as arguments. But I can pass the directory name.

Please suggest me now.
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Sorry, I concentrated too much on your examples in my first attempt; I already changed the script to now support folders as well. Please copy it again from above.
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by:GouthamAnand
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Thanks a lot. But I have one more constraint - I want to include only certain types of files like *.txt or .sql to take into consideration in that directory.

Can you please suggest me now.
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Just call it like in my example above: Whatever.cmd "S:\ome\folder\*.txt" or Whatever.cmd "S:\ome\folder\*.sql"
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Thanks a lot.
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