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revised Outputting last modification date to another file?
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
Oh, of course they're hidden, thanks for the help!
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
Sorry, I meant to state that I don't want it to count hidden files, but am I right that ls | wc -l does exclude . and .., which would make the statement I copy and pasted in the original post incorrect?
Jan
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
Both -a and -A include hidden files as well which I've realized I want to avoid, so at most I'd do ls -b | wc -l, but this does give me the right answer. Is the line I copy and pasted regarding this command incorrect? If it was correct, shouldn't I be getting an output of 8 when there are 6 files or folders in a directory?
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
Yea, I just noticed this after actually listing the files. Do you know then why ls | wc -l still gives me the right answer and excludes hidden files, . & ..?
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
I realized that it's because they're including hidden files (namely .ds_store), but I still don't see how ls | wc -l includes . and .. when I get the right answer, as opposed to the right answer + 2.
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
I'm a little confused; all three of those you listed add one to the actual count. e.g. if I have 6 files or folders in a directory, they output 7, not 6. To me, it seems like ls | wc -l is the only one excluding . and ..
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comment What are ./ and ../ directories?
If it adds two to the # of files in a directory why am I getting the correct answer when testing it in terminal on osx? e.g. a directory with 6 files or folders will output 6, not 8 when I do ls | wc -1
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