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.  With no FILE, or when FILE is  -,  read
       standard  input.   A  word  is  a  non-zero-length sequence of characters
       delimited by white space.  The options below may be used to select  which
       counts are printed, always in the following order: newline, word, charac‐
       ter, 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 length of the longest line

       -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
       Report wc bugs to bug-coreutils@gnu.org
       GNU coreutils home page: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
       General help using GNU software: <http://www.gnu.org/gethelp/>
       Report wc translation bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  © 2011 Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL
       version 3 or later <http://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
       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

              info coreutils 'wc invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.



GNU coreutils 8.12.197-032bb     September 2011                            WC(1)