WC(1) User Commands WC(1)
wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F
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, max‐
imum line length.
print the byte counts
print the character counts
print the newline counts
read input from the files specified by NUL-terminated names in file
F; If F is - then read names from standard input
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Report wc bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Copyright © 2013 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.
The full documentation for wc is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
info and wc programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'wc invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.21 March 2014 WC(1)