Get a count of all .md files in a directory on the command line

In building my Astro website I wanted to know how many posts I had published to my webiste. I thought about finding a way to do this in the UI so I could just go to a certain page and visualize the post count there, but I found a simple command line script that gets the job done just fine for my purpose.

ls -l src/pages | grep -c '\.md'

The above script will return a count of all files with the .md file extension in the src/pages directory, which is where all of my posts are stored. This could be done for any type of file extension you want to use.

=> ls -l src/pages | grep -c '\.md'

I hope this helped! Have a good one!

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