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NAME

wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes 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.

TagDescription
-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-coreutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

wc is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wc programs are properly installed at your site, the command
TagDescription
info wc
should give you access to the complete manual.
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