How to see total number of filesin Directory with subdirectories

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sat Mar 10 20:35:34 GMT 2007

On Saturday 10 March 2007 21:04 +0100, Nigel Henry wrote:
> Konqueror in file manager mode when you open a directory only shows the
> number of subdirectories, and any files in the parent directory.
> For example, I have a directory named Sounds-Library with all my .wav
> soundfiles in it. When I open the Sounds-Library directory it says there is
> one file, and 52 Folders (subdirectories). Within the subdirectories are
> more subdirectories, and within these are the soundfiles.
> What I'm looking for is a way to see (recursively) how many soundfiles are
> in my Sounds-Library directory. Is this possible with Konquerors file
> manager?

Right click the folder and open its properties window

> Or can anyone suggest a CLI solution for solving this problem?

$ find /path/to/folder -type f | wc -l


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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