Quick help with UNIX commands (pipes and filters)

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Old 10-07-2009
Quick help with UNIX commands (pipes and filters)

Hey all, I need a command line that creates a new file named whatever, say stuff.txt in the current working directory which contains the number of directories in the current working directory, followed by the number of empty files in the current working directory, followed by the name of the working directory.

Also, a command line that displays a long listing of the contents of the working directory, sorted by the date the file or directory was last modified, one screen at a time. I can get this one it's just the one screen at a time thing that gets me.

Any help? I know these are done using pipes and filters, but i'm having a lot of trouble.

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Old 10-07-2009
That you're having trouble suggests that you did try something.

What have you tried.

There is nothing in what you've asked that would require the use of pipes.

Last edited by Scott; 10-07-2009 at 09:00 PM.. Reason: I'll correct myself by differentiating between "using a pipe" and "creating a pipe"!
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Old 10-07-2009
I attempted the second one, i got "ls -lt"
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