Line count of file

We all have been there waiting for a huge file to load in our fav editor. Knowing the number of lines in the file does not hurt. Check out below commands:


find /c /v “hffhsdfsdlkfjsdlfj” <file_path>

/c – Displays only the count of lines containing the string “hffhsdfsdlkfjsdlfj”

/v – Displays all lines not containing “hffhsdfsdlkfjsdlfj”

PS: make sure you don’t expect “hffhsdfsdlkfjsdlfj” string in the file


wc -l <file_path>


About Badal Chowdhary

I am a Software Engineer by profession. I have done SCJP and SCWCD certifications. Like working on cutting edge technologies and frameworks. Driven by challenges and fascinated by technology. I love playing and watching sports: Cricket, Ping Pong, Tennis, Badminton, Racket Ball and Gym.
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