WC(1) User Commands WC(1)
wc – print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
wc [OPTION]… [FILE]…
wc [OPTION]… –files0-from=F
Print newline, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if
more than one FILE is specified. A word is a non-zero-length sequence
of characters delimited by white space.
With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
The options below may be used to select which counts are printed,
always in the following order: newline, word, character, byte, maximum
print the byte counts
print the character counts
print the newline counts
read input from the files specified by NUL-terminated names in
file F; If F is – then read names from standard input
print the maximum display width
print the word counts
–help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
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GNU coreutils 8.25 February 2016 WC(1)