wc(1) -- Linux man page
NAMEwc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files
SYNOPSISwc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
Print newline, 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 standard input.
- -c, --bytes
- print the byte counts
- -m, --chars
- print the character counts
- -l, --lines
- print the newline counts
- -L, --max-line-length
- print the length of the longest line
- -w, --words
- print the word counts
- display this help and exit
- output version information and exit
AUTHORWritten by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
REPORTING BUGSReport bugs to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHTCopyright © 2004 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 PURPOSE.
SEE ALSOThe full documentation for wc is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and wc programs are properly installed at your site, the command
- info coreutils wc
should give you access to the complete manual.