Count number of files in subdirectories


 
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Count number of files in subdirectories

Hello,
I am new to unix and would like to have a count of all the files in the current directory as well as all the files in a subdirectory.
The command I used was ls -R | wc -l
but the number returned wasn't correct. Can someone please help?
Thanks
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find . -type f | wc -l
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Thanks! This is perfect!
 

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