Very new to Bash and pretty confused about local/global variables/subshells. I'm not sure why the modified variables won't print out at the end of the function—I'm trying to print out a final line count and file count at the end of the file, but if I do, it only prints out 0 because they are local variables. Is there any way to print out the modified values?
count=0 files=0 find . -type f | while IFC= read -r file; do let files=files+1 wc -l $file count=$(($count+$(wc -l < $file))) echo "total lines $count ; total files $files" done echo $files $count exit 0