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WC(1)                            User Commands                           WC(1)

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 bug-coreutils@gnu.org 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 (C) 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 com- mand info coreutils 'wc invocation' should give you access to the complete manual. GNU coreutils 8.4 July 2014 WC(1)