WC

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: October 2004
 

NAME

wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files  

SYNOPSIS

wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...  

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
-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 bugs to <bug-coreutils@gnu.org>.  

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

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

should give you access to the complete manual.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO
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