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WC(1)                       General Commands Manual                      WC(1)



NAME
       wc - word count

SYNOPSIS
       wc [ -lwc ] [ name ... ]

DESCRIPTION
       Wc  counts  lines,  words  and characters in the named files, or in the
       standard input if no name appears.  A word is a maximal string of char-
       acters delimited by spaces, tabs or newlines.

       If  the optional argument is present, just the specified counts (lines,
       words or characters) are selected by the letters l, w, or c.



                                                                         WC(1)