[ILUGC] GNU/Linux commands - wc

  • From: Dhanasekar <tkdhanasekar@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: ilugc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, kanchilug@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Sep 2016 17:03:51 +0530

wc - command counts and displays the number of lines, words, character
       and number of bytes enclosed in a file.
# wc -[options] filename

# wc -c filename

prints the byte counts

# wc -m filename

prints the character counts

# wc -l filename

prints the new line counts

# wc -L filename

prints the length of the longest line

# wc -w filename

prints the word counts


regards,

T.Dhanasekar


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