# PowerTip: Count Your PowerShell Scripts

Doctor Scripto

Summary: Learn how to count how many PowerShell scripts you have written.

My boss asked me how many Windows PowerShell scripts I have written. I keep all my scripts in a specific folder. How can I use Windows PowerShell to count them?

Use the Get-ChildItem cmdlet (dir is an alias), and specify the path, a filter, and the Recurse parameter; then pipe the results to the Measure-Object cmdlet:

dir -Path C:\data -Filter *.ps1 -Recurse | measure