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# 15  
Old 06-06-2011
while read...
... < file
works bad when file doesn't end with newline char.

This should work:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
# Usage: count.sh FILE

wc -l <"$1"  # not print the name of FILE

DONE=false
until $DONE; do
    read s || DONE=true
    words=0
    for w in $s; do
        words=$((words+1))
    done
    echo $words
done <"$1"

Code:
./count.sh FILE | head -1

for number of lines,
Code:
count.sh FILE | tail -n+2

for numbers of words in each line.

It's, of course, easier to use awk.
# 16  
Old 06-08-2011
I have been playing with these scripts abit to understand them but the next thing i want to do is print the lines from the file with 1 word.

would i put this in a loop and say if $el = 1 print line but i cant work out how to do this.

Thanks for all your help.

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