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Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2007
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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.

-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
-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

Report bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.  

SEE ALSO

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.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO