wc - Linux Command - Unix Command

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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...  

DESCRIPTION

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

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

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.