Posted By: Anonymous
We’ve got a PHP application and want to count all the lines of code under a specific directory and its subdirectories. We don’t need to ignore comments, as we’re just trying to get a rough idea.
wc -l *.php
That command works great within a given directory, but it ignores subdirectories. I was thinking this might work, but it is returning 74, which is definitely not the case…
find . -name '*.php' | wc -l
What’s the correct syntax to feed in all the files?
find . -name '*.php' | xargs wc -l
The SLOCCount tool may help as well.
It will give an accurate source lines of code count for whatever
hierarchy you point it at, as well as some additional stats.
find . -name '*.php' | xargs wc -l | sort -nr