Count rows in .dat file

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Count rows in .dat file

Could you please tell e how to find the total number of rows in a .dat file.

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Mod Comment edit by bakunin: this is exactly why in "advanced and expert" section?? I transfer this thread to "Unix for Dummies Questions and Answers"

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wc -l file.dat

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Not necessarily. It all depends on the program that created the file. The file may not have any line feeds in it, and so will appear to be only one line long.

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