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Old 04-30-2008
display the result of wc -l with words before and after the result


showrev -p | wc -l


What to do in case I want to have this output:

number of lines returned by showrev -p is: 381

# 2  
Old 04-30-2008

try this
echo "showrev -p is:`showrev -p | wc -l`"
# 3  
Old 04-30-2008
thank you.

Is there a way to get rid of the space returned by wc -l?

showrev -p returns: 338 lines

should be
showrev -p returns: 338 lines

# 4  
Old 04-30-2008
echo "showrev -p is:`showrev -p | wc -l | sed 's/ *//g'`"
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