Command to stop sub directories being counted?


 
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Question Command to stop sub directories being counted?

I'm trying to count the number of directories in a folder but I don't want to count the sub directories.
So far I have this:
find –type d | wc –l

Is there a parameter to stop counting
sub directories ?

Thanks
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Code:
find -maxdepth 1 -type d | wc -l

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Code:
 
ls -l | grep -c "^d"

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Code:
find -maxdepth 1 -type d | wc -l

Thanks, how would subtract 1 from the result given?
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Below code wont consider the current directory into count ..
Code:
$ ls -ld */ | wc -l

But still need to subtract one from the result, follow the below one ..
Code:
$ echo "$(ls -ld */ | wc -l) - 1" | bc


Last edited by jayan_jay; 01-12-2012 at 08:09 AM..
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find -maxdepth 1 -type d | wc -l includes current directory too in the count.

To subtract one from it you can do this:
Code:
echo $((`find -maxdepth 1 -type d | wc -l` - 1))

Solution given by itkamaraj is a good workaround.
Why do you want to use 'find' for this, a command which searches recursively and then suppress its recursive ability?

Last edited by balajesuri; 01-12-2012 at 08:19 AM..
 

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