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NAME

wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file

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Synopsis
Description
Author
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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

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

Report wc bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
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

Copyright © 2011 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.


GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb WC (1) September 2011
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