wc - print the number of bytes, words, and lines in files
wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print line, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if
more than one FILE is specified. With no FILE, or when FILE is -, read
-c, --bytes, --chars
print the byte counts
print the newline counts
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
--help display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Copyright (C) 1999 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is
NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
The full documentation for wc is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If
the info and wc programs are properly installed at your site, the command
should give you access to the complete manual.
GNU textutils 2.0 July 2001 WC(1)
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