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Linux Command Line Tutorial For Beginners 30 - wc command

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.

       -c, --bytes
              print the byte counts

       -m, --chars
              print the character counts

       -l, --lines
              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

       -L, --max-line-length
              print the length of the longest line

       -w, --words
              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
       GNU coreutils home page: <>
       General help using GNU software: <>
       Report wc translation bugs to <>

       Copyright  ©  2013  Free  Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <>.
       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)
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