wc − print newline, word, and byte counts for each 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.
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.
© 2018 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'