The first thing you must do is make sure of the naming and structure:
The fundamental structure for Series and Episodes is:
Series - SxxExx - Optional Title.ext
With this stucture, you and Plex will know better where you stand.
To obtain an exact count of the number of files you have, Linux is very good at that.
find /pathname -type f -print | wc -l
Finds all the files under that directory, prints then out, one per line, which is captured by
wc to count the number of lines
Thanks for the help. I actually just want to make sure they're actually imported into my new plex install. They were in a previous install before, so the file naming doesn't have any issues.
It's just that after importing the files into Plex, seeing them, and able to watch them, I can't get my count to be updated. It doesn't make sense, since I see new episodes in the episode list, but the count isn't updating.
Running your command gives me an approximate count along what I was thinking -- and what matches the original Plex install, around 2,900 videos. I'm not sure why the count doesn't update in the new plex install, even though it appears that all the videos are present.