How can a script count the lines in a text file?

Posted On 2006-09-25 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Script Count Text
Tags: General Windows
Views: 1550

This script was found in one of the alt.msdos.* newsgroups, some time ago. I have found it useful in the past, and hope you do, too.

The syntax for using LineCnt.bat is:

[call] LineCnt FileName Lines


FileName is the fully qualified file name of the text file.

Lines is a call directed numeric environment variable that will contain the number of lines in FileName.

LineCnt.bat contains:

@echo off
if {%2}=={} @echo LineCnt FileName Lines&goto :EOF
set /a %2=0
if not exist %1 LineCnt FileName Lines - %1 NOT FOUND.&goto :EOF
if exist "%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs" goto doit
@echo Dim objArgs>"%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs"
@echo Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")>>"%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs"
@echo Set objArgs = Wscript.Arguments>>"%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs"
@echo WScript.Echo UBound(Split(CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject").OpenTextFile(objArgs(0),1).ReadAll,vbCrLf)) + 1 >>"%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs"
for /f "Tokens=*" %%a in ('cscript //nologo "%TEMP%\LineCnt.vbs" %1') do (
set /a %2=%%a

About the Author

FortyPoundHead has posted a total of 1974 articles.

Comments On This Post

No comments on this post yet!

Do you have a thought relating to this post? You can post your comment here. If you have an unrelated question, you can use the Q&A section to ask it.

Or you can drop a note to the administrators if you're not sure where you should post.

Your IP address is:

Before you can post, you need to prove you are human. If you log in, this test goes away.

Code Links