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Old 03-03-2012
Number of word occurences in a file?

Hello world,
Can anybody tell me how to count how many times does a word repeat in a file? There have been many threads on this but they all are heavy loads of Scripting for a starter like me. Smilie
So, I sat down today and after some hours of reading man pages, I found a simple one-line execution. But, I cannot paste this in any threads as they are all closed!
(Can the forum staff please let me know why threads are closed?? I really don't know).

Your buddy,
Satheesh

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The reason I started this thread is either someone newbie benefits or I can be corrected if I went wrong somewhere.
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Old 03-03-2012
Code:
perl -lne '$i++ while(/\bWORD\b/g);END{print $i}' inputfile

# 3  
Old 03-03-2012
@satish51392111

You can post it here Smilie

Threads are automatically closed, if not posted in, after a period of time (I think 6 months, but can't find the discussion thread we had on the subject Smilie)
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Old 03-03-2012
I'm very much new to *nix and so I posted it in this Forum-for-dummies. So, no scripting please. These one line scripts are in all the threads I went through earlier.

Also, why are the threads closed?
# 5  
Old 03-03-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by satish51392111
I'm very much new to *nix and so I posted it in this Forum-for-dummies. So, no scripting please. These one line scripts are in all the threads I went through earlier.

Also, why are the threads closed?
We close inactive threads because they are inactive.

If you want to start a new thread on a similar subject, you can put a link to the old, closed thread.

You really should be asking these questions in the support forum, not in the technical areas.
# 6  
Old 03-03-2012
Ok, got it. I'll next time.
Back to my question please.. any simple suggestions?
# 7  
Old 03-03-2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by satish51392111
I cannot paste this in any threads as they are closed ....
Nonsense... you can cut and paste from any thread, closed or not.
 

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