wc(1) — Linux manual page

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WC(1)                         User Commands                        WC(1)

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

       wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
       wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F

DESCRIPTION         top

       Print newline, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total
       line if more than one FILE is specified.  A word is a
       non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space.

       With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

       The options below may be used to select which counts are printed,
       always in the following order: newline, word, character, byte,
       maximum line length.

       -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 maximum display width

       -w, --words
              print the word counts

       --help display this help and exit

       --version
              output version information and exit

AUTHOR         top

       Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS         top

       GNU coreutils online help:
       <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report any translation bugs to
       <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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         top

       Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'

COLOPHON         top

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GNU coreutils 8.32             March 2020                          WC(1)

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