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file count in directory and sub-directories

file count in directory and sub-directories

file count in directory and sub-directories

I have two commands with different counts on the same directory.
directory /u1/oracle


find . -name '*' | wc -l


find . -type f -print | wc -l

I am assuming the first command includes hiden files and the second does not. Am I correct in my assumption or not.
How would I know what is the true count on the directory?

RE: file count in directory and sub-directories


Compare the lists generated by those two commands to see what differs :


diff <( find . -name '*' ) <( find . -type f -print ) 
( You will need a shell supporting process substitution for the above command, for example Bash or Zsh. If none available, use temporary files instead. )

For example :

CODE --> command line

master # touch .one two; mkdir three

master # ls -l 
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 master master 48 May 27 11:11 three/
-rw-r--r-- 1 master master  0 May 27 11:11 two

master # find . -name '*'

master # find . -type f -print

master # diff <( find . -name '*' ) <( find . -type f -print )
< .
< ./three 

As you can see, the hidden file is included in both lists, but the directories not.


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