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WC(1)                            User Commands                           WC(1)

NAME
       wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file

SYNOPSIS
       wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
       wc [OPTION]... --files0-from=F

DESCRIPTION
       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
       line length.

       -c, --bytes
              print the byte counts

       -m, --chars
              print the character counts

       -l, --lines
              print the newline counts

       --files0-from=F
              read  input  from the files specified by NUL-terminated names in
              file F; If F is - then read names from standard input

       -L, --max-line-length
              print the maximum display width

       -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
       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright (C) 2016 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+:  GNU
       GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This  is  free  software:  you  are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       Full documentation at: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc>
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.25               February 2017                           WC(1)



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