When ls is called, it outputs all the files/directories in the current directory, attempting to fit as many as possible on each line. Why is it that when passed to wc -l, it outputs the number of ...
Trying to count number of files in current directory, I found ls -1 | wc -l, which means: send the list of files (where every filename is printed in a new line) to the input of wc, where -l will count ...
I have been trying to create a file called ~/dictwords.txt, which contains the number of words found in the file /usr/share/dict/words. I already created the file then I removed it because I did it ...
I wonder how does wc work? Most times it seems to return the number of lines, but sometimes it seems to be newlines? In the man page its newlines. But: [jiewmeng@JM textFiles]$ echo -e "\n\n" | wc - ...
The immediate thought is wc, but then the next not-so-immediate thought is... Is *nix's wc purely for *nix line endings \x0a?... It seems so. I've semi-wangled my way around it, but I feel there ...
I want to recursively delete all files in directories and subdirectories with number of lines less than 10, and am currently using the following command find . -type f -name "*.txt" | while read; do ...