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Old 09-28-2007
wc /etc/passwd

I have left unix for a long time.Almost forget everthing.Smilie
Anybody can tell me what is the meaning?
 wc /etc/passwd
  9   16 1155 /etc/passwd

$ wc -l /etc/passwd
wc -l /etc/passwd
9 /etc/passwd

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Old 09-28-2007
wc counts the number of characters, words and lines.

The example is trying to see how many entries in /etc/passwd
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