WC

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
AUTHOR
REPORTING BUGS
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

NAME

wc − print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files

SYNOPSIS

wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

Print line, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if more than one FILE is specified. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.

−c, −−bytes, −−chars

print the byte counts

−l, −−lines

print the newline counts

−L, −−max−line−length

print the length of the longest line

−w, −−words

print the word counts

−−help

display this help and exit

−−version

output version information and exit

AUTHOR

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <bug-textutils@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

The full documentation for wc is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wc programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info wc

should give you access to the complete manual.