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# 8  
Old 08-11-2013
This give the number of csv files in current directory tree.
count=$( find . -type f -name "*.csv" | wc -l )
echo $count

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Old 08-11-2013
It gives the number of files, But my problem is it is giving the error saying "arg list too long" as there are numerous files
# 10  
Old 08-11-2013
When encountering that msgs, you need to escape the * in your find command (as do MadeInGermany and kshji)
# 11  
Old 08-12-2013
Try this

filecount=$(find . -type f -name "*.csv" | wc -l)

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# 12  
Old 08-12-2013
Thanks bean,

Could you please give some info about using the command with $ and `` as i used `` in same command it took long time so cancelled, when i use $() it worked quickly and got the answer.


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Again, there is problem in writing all these file names into one text file. It is giving me the same problem(arg list too long).

Alos please advise how do we write all these file name into one file which will be readable by While in script for processing each file.


---------- Post updated at 08:41 AM ---------- Previous update was at 05:31 AM ----------

I have done this acheived it but still there is one problem while writing filenames in text file. File names are written as
I dont want ./ with the filename.

My Command
find . -type f -name "*.csv">FILE.LIST

# 13  
Old 08-12-2013
Search the forums. Exactly this question has been answered a few days ago.
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# 14  
Old 08-12-2013
Used basename in the next step to get rid of the path.

Thanks everone
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