WC(1) User Commands WC(1)
wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F
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. A word is a
non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space. The options below may be
used to select which counts are printed, always in the following order: newline, word,
character, byte, maximum line length.
print the byte counts
print the character counts
print the newline counts
read input from the files specified by NUL-terminated names in file F; If F is -
then read names from standard input
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
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Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Copyright (C) 2013 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. 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 pro-
grams are properly installed at your site, the command
info coreutils 'wc invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU coreutils 8.22 June 2014 WC(1)