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WC

Section: User Commands (1)

Updated: March 2015

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NAME

wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file

SYNOPSIS

wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...

wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F

DESCRIPTION

Print newline, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if more than one FILE is specified. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input. A word is a non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space. The options below may be used to select which counts are printed, always in the following order: newline, word, character, byte, maximum line length.

-c, --bytes
print the byte counts:
-m, --chars
print the character counts:
-l, --lines
print the newline counts:
--files0-from=F
read input from the files specified by NUL-terminated names in file F; If F is - then read names from standard input:
-L, --max-line-length
print the length of the longest line:
-w, --words
print the word counts:
--help
display this help and exit:
--version
output version information and exit:

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc>

or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'


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