NAME
wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files
SYNOPSIS
wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
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.

-c, --bytes
print the byte counts
-m, --chars
print the character counts
-l, --lines
print the newline counts
-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 bugs to <[email protected]>.
COPYRIGHT
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.
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
should give you access to the complete manual.