wc - Linux Command - Unix Command

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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.


print the byte counts


print the character counts


print the newline counts


print the length of the longest line


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.