WC


Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: March 2014
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NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

wc

[OPTION]… [FILE]…

wc

[OPTION]… –files0-from=F
 

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;
If F is – then read names from standard input
-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 wc bugs to [email protected]

GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>

General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>

Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>
 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2010 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.

This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
 

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 invocation’


should give you access to the complete manual.



 

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