#!/bin/bash
# Shell script to find the number of files present in the current
# directory without using WC command.
# NOTE/TIP:
# If allowed to use WC command then it should be as follows:
# ls | wc -l
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# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
FILE="/tmp/count.txt"

echo -n "Enter directory name : "
read dname

ls $dname > $FILE

echo "No of files in directory : $(grep [^*$] $FILE -c)"
rm -f $FILE

} else {