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 printable 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.

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
display this help and exit
output version information and exit

Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.

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Full documentation https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'

September 2021 GNU coreutils 9.0