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count number of entries perl program or Unix script

Hi

I have a file with number of entries

name 1 123
name 1 345
name 1 65346
name2 3243
name2 24234
name 2 234234

so on .........

how to count total number of entries for name 1 and name2...and so on Please guide.
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Try,

Code:
awk 'NF==2 {a[$1] += $2} NF==3 {a[$1$2] += $3} END { for (i in a) {print i "--" a[i]}}' file

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