wc – print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
wc [OPTION]… [FILE]…
wc [OPTION]… –files0-from=F
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
- 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
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.
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.