WC linux command manual
WC(1) User Commands WC(1)
wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files
wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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.
print the byte counts
print the character counts
print the newline counts
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
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Copyright (C) 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 PARTICU-
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-
info coreutils wc
should give you access to the complete manual.
wc (coreutils) 5.2.1 May 2004 WC(1)