|Linux / Unix Command: wc|
NAMEwc - print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files
SYNOPSISwc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print byte, word, and newline 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.
- -c, --bytes
- print the byte counts
- -m, --chars
- print the character counts
- -l, --lines
- print the newline counts
- -L, --max-line-length
- print the length of the longest line
- -w, --words
- print the word counts
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
SEE ALSOThe 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 wc
should give you access to the complete manual.
Important: Use the man command (% man) to see how a command is used on your particular computer.