Print newline, word, and byte counts for files with the wc command
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Fear not Dann has not decided to branch and do a plumbing show. Rather he sticks with the plan and brings us yet another excellent explanation of a common unix utility, namely wc
Ever want to know how many lines are in a file? How about how many words are in a file or even how many characters? Well then the “wc” command is just for you. The “wc” command, short for word count, is a very simple command that will print “new line, word and byte counts for file specified, and a total count for all files combined if more than one file is included.”
Consider the following little ditty:
the linux wc command
for those not in the know
stands for word count and
does a lot you should know
It counts lines and words and bytes
producing output on site
quickly giving you the numbers
without any blunders
Executing the following command:
Results in the following output:
9 40 215 poem.txt
To break it down:
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