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.
- -c, --bytes
- print the byte counts
- -m, --chars
- print the character counts
- -l, --lines
- 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
- -L, --max-line-length
- print the maximum display width
- -w, --words
- print the word counts
- when to print a line with total counts; WHEN can be: auto, always, only, never
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Copyright © 2023 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License
GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'
|April 2023||GNU coreutils 9.3|