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Old 12-11-2007
record count

i have a file named file_names.dat where there are several files along with their path.

i want to write a script which will create a csv file with the name of the file and record count of that file

the output file should look like

please help me writing the script
# 2  
Old 12-11-2007
what is a 'record'?
what's the "structure" of the files?
# 3  
Old 12-11-2007
each record is terminated by a newline character \n
wc -l /data1/dir1/CTA_ACD_20071208.dat
# 4  
Old 12-11-2007

(while read file
  echo "${file},$(wc -l < ${file}" 
done < 'file_names.dat') > 'file_name.csv'

# 5  
Old 12-11-2007
awk '
  "wc -l <"$0 | getline cnt
  print cnt,$0
}' file

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