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1. Name

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

2. Synopsis

wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F

3. 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.

-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
-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

4. Author

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

5. Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>. Copyright © 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html >
This isfree software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

7. 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.

 


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