You can count the number of files in a directory with the wc command.
wc outputs the total number of newlines, bytes, and words.
To count the number of files and folders in a directory you need to pipe the
ls command to the
wc command :
01: ls | wc -l 02: # example output: 115
-l flag specifies that we only care about newline count. Which is a count of all files and folders listed out by the
NB: Since wc counts output on the screen, if your directory contains both folders and files, the folders will also be counted.
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