wc − print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F
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.
print the byte counts
print the character counts
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
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
© 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.