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Simple Shell One-Liner To Enumerate File Types In Linux and Unix

May 30, 2008, 06:00 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Lately, we've been focusing a lot on Perl 'one liners,' from mass file time syncing to name and IP resolution and I thought it was only fair that we should write a post about a shell 'one liner' for once. After all, most standard Unix and Linux shells are perfect for that purpose :)

"Here's a very quick way to take an inventory of all the different file types (including directories, sockets, named pipes, etc) that exist in a given directory tree and provide a tally of each file type..."

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