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Linux / Unix Command: wc
Command Library


wc - print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files  


wc [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


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 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.

>> Linux/Unix Command Library

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