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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for wc (redhat section 1)

WC(1)					       FSF					    WC(1)

NAME
       wc - print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files

SYNOPSIS
       wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Print byte, word, and newline 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.

       -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 (C) 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO  warranty;  not
       even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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 wc

       should give you access to the complete manual.

wc (coreutils) 4.5.3			  February 2003 				    WC(1)


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