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Old 07-03-2011
text pattern count statistic

Hi all

is it possible to have a text pattern count statistic by using simple script instead count it one by one ?


apple = 3
boy = 4
cat = 5
dog .....
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Old 07-03-2011
If there is only one word per line, then this should work:
awk '{a[$0]++}END{for (i in a){print i" = "a[i]}}' file

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Old 07-03-2011
Or shorter:
sort file | uniq -c

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Old 07-03-2011
-bash-3.2# sort 5.txt | uniq -c
2 apple
4 boy
5 cat

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