How to count all files in a directory in Linux


Counting all files in Linux and Mac

To count all files in a directory in linux, simply cd to that directory and then run the following command:

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ls | wc -l

Alternatively, you can select the directory by adding the directory to the command like so:

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ls /var/css | wc -l

Counting all files in Window

To do the same thing on windows, use cd to move to the directory in question, and then run the following on command line:

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This will list all files and directories in a folder, and tell you how many files and directories exist.

Last Updated Friday, 19 November 2021

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