I have a folder full of my code, what shell script can I use to find out the total amount of lines of code?


A very simple solution would be wc -l ./*, which counts the number of lines in all files, as well as each file individually.

If you want something more sophisticated, use sloccount. You can install it e.g. using Homebrew:

sudo brew install sloccount

Run it on the folder containing the code, like this:

sloccount .

It'll give you lines by programming language and directory.


If you just want to count the number of lines in text files, try wc -l *.

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