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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. -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


Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.


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Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


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 wc should give you access to the complete manual. wc 5.97 March 2012 WC(1)

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