wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files
wc [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.
print the byte counts
print the character counts
print the newline counts
print the length of the longest line
print the word counts
display this help and exit
output version information and exit
Written by Paul Rubin and David MacKenzie.
Report bugs to <[email protected]>.
Copyright © 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.
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
should give you access to the complete manual.