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PowerShell: Count Number of Lines or Objects

📅 2010-Mar-13 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

The Measure-Object cmdlet can be used to count lines, objects or any such properties of its input.

To count the number of files and directories in a directory:

$ dir | Measure-Object

The alias of Measure-Object is measure, using that:

$ dir | measure

To count the number of lines in a file:

$ type README.txt | measure