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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.

       -c, --bytes
	      print the byte counts

       -m, --chars
	      print the character counts

       -l, --lines
	      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

       -L, --max-line-length
	      print the length of the longest line

       -w, --words
	      print the word counts

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

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

       Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

       Copyright  (C)  2013  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://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.

       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)
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