"ls command for listing the number of files"

Post #302111960 by jimmyc on Friday 23rd of March 2007 01:38:36 PM

ls command for listing the number of files

I've searched the man page for an option for the ls command to print the number of files in a directory. I'm moving files and folders around and thought a count of files would be a quick way to determine if I was missed one somewhere. Some "unix's" shells do this I think... maybe linux...

Anybody know how to do this real quick

System is: SunOS 5.10 Generic sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10 KSH

I did this but is comes back with byte count rather than a file count.
ls -l |wc

Thanks All Smilie)
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