Forum Question: Is There a Way To Display the Number Of Files In a Folder With a GUI Front End?

I’m trying to find a way to display the number of files in a folder with out using terminal.
For example, if I’m uploading .jpg’s to a service for printing, how can I find out how many files are in the folder that I’m uploading from? I cannot seem to find anything in Lion (10.7.2) to perform this task.
I appreciate any help on this. Also if there are any OS X command line guru’s out there, how can this be done from the command line?
GUI method is preferred only because I’m lazy :)

Comments: 3 Responses to “Is There a Way To Display the Number Of Files In a Folder With a GUI Front End?”

    12/4/11 @ 7:26 pm

    The number of files in a folder can be displayed in many ways in Lion.
    — Select a folder and get info (Command+I)
    — With the folder open in a Finder window, look at the status bar (bar at the bottom of any Finder window). If you don’t see it, choose View, Show Status Bar.
    — In icon view for a Finder window, choose View, Show View Options and then turn on “Show item info” and then you get the number of items under each icon.
    Is that what you mean?

      Richard Fuhr
      12/4/11 @ 10:13 pm

      In addition to the methods that Gary listed above, here is a way to determine the number of files of a certain type that are in a given folder.

      1. Launch Terminal and navigate to the folder of interest.

      2. Suppose, for instance, you want to know how many files in this folder have file extension jpg .

      At the prompt, enter
      ls *.jpg | wc -l

      The number of such files will be displayed after the above command has been executed.

      12/4/11 @ 11:14 pm

      Ugh!!! that info has been there all along, just wasn’t observant enough to see it:
      using Command + I

      Kind: Folder
      Size: 527,611,596 bytes (527.8 MB on
      disk) for 75 items
      Where: /Users/finch/Pictures

      Thanks to all for the enlightenment.

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