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WC

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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. 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, maximum line length.
−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; 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

−−version

output version information and exit

GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

COPYRIGHT

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.

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 coreutils 'wc invocation'

should give you access to the complete manual.