How to count number of files in directory and write to new file with number of files and their name?


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How to count number of files in directory and write to new file with number of files and their name?

Hi!

I just want to count number of files in a directory, and write to new text file, with number of files and their name

output should look like this,,

assume that below one is a new file created by script

Code:
Number of files in directory = 25
1. a.txt
2. abc.txt
3. asd.dat
----------------
----------------
----------------
----------------
----------------
----------------
25. last file.dat

# 2  
Code:
ls | cat -n > new_file

This should do

Code:
1 a.txt
2 abc.txt
.......
......
25 last file.dat

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Thank You..
# 4  
Have you got the first line?? Smilie
# 5  
No I haven't
# 6  
Can we break this into two lines?

Code:
echo "Number of files in the directory = `ls -ltr | grep -v '^d' | wc -l`
ls -ltr | grep -v '^d' | cut -c 59-100 | awk '{ print NR". "$0}'

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not getting right output...

Hi..

Your script could able to find number of files in a directory, but not able to write it into file...
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