WC "1" "February 2002" "wc (textutils) 2.0.21" "User Commands"

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NAME

wc - print the number of bytes, words, and lines 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-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright \(co 2002 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 command

info

should give you access to the complete manual.