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Linux 2.6 - man page for wc (linux section 1)

WC(1)					  User Commands 				    WC(1)

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

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

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.   A  word  is	a
       non-zero-length sequence of characters delimited by white space.

       -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 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 wc bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2010 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.

SEE ALSO
       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 8.5			  February 2011 				    WC(1)


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