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Print newline, word, and byte counts for each file.

February 2017
WC(1)                                     User Commands                                     WC(1)


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. A word is a non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input. 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 maximum display width -w, --words print the word counts --help display this help and exit --version output version information and exit


Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.


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