Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: April 2010
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wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
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.
- -c, --bytes
print the byte counts
- -m, --chars
print the character counts
- -l, --lines
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
- -L, --max-line-length
print the length of the longest line
- -w, --words
print the word counts
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Report wc bugs to email@example.com
GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
Copyright © 2010 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.
The full documentation for
is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the
programs are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'wc invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
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