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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: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>;
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>;

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://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 <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/wc>;
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'

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