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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: 
       Report wc translation bugs to 

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  ©  2016  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.

SEE ALSO
       Full documentation at: 
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) wc invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.25                        February 2016                                     WC(1)

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