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Old 01-23-2008
trying to count lines in multiple files

Hi there,

I need help.

I want to run the command:

less filename | wc -l

But on multiple files in a directory

So to get those files I would run
ls -ltr | grep filename_2000123 or of course ls -ltr *filename_2000123*

But I am having a problem running a loop to get a count of each file.

Please help. Thank you!
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Old 01-23-2008

wc -l file*

it will display line count on each of the file
and the cumulative count
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