wc



WC(1)                            User Commands                           WC(1)




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  com-
       mand

              info coreutils wc

       should give you access to the complete manual.



wc (coreutils) 5.2.1               July 2005                             WC(1)

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