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wc(1)				 User Commands				 wc(1)

NAME
       wc - display a count of lines, words and	characters in a	file

SYNOPSIS
       wc [-c |	-m | -C]  [-lw]	[file...]

DESCRIPTION
       The  wc	utility	 reads one or more input files and, by default,	writes
       the number of newline characters, words and  bytes  contained  in  each
       input file to the standard output.

       The utility also	writes a total count for all named files, if more than
       one input file is specified.

       wc considers a word to be a non-zero-length string of characters	delim-
       ited by white space (for	example, SPACE,	TAB). See iswspace(3C) or iss-
       pace(3C).

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -c	Counts bytes.

       -C	Same as	-m.

       -l	Counts lines.

       -m	Counts characters.

       -w	Counts words delimited by white	space characters or  new  line
		characters. Delimiting characters are Extended Unix Code (EUC)
		characters from	any code set defined by	iswspace().

       If no option is specified, the default is -lwc  (counts	lines,	words,
       and bytes.)

OPERANDS
       The following operand is	supported:

       file	A  path	 name of an input file.	If no file operands are	speci-
		fied, the standard input will be used.

USAGE
       See largefile(5)	for the	description of the behavior of wc when encoun-
       tering files greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte ( 2**31 bytes).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See  environ(5) for descriptions	of the following environment variables
       that affect the execution of wc:	LANG, LC_ALL,  LC_CTYPE,  LC_MESSAGES,
       and NLSPATH.

EXIT STATUS
       The following exit values are returned:

       0	Successful completion.

       >0	An error occurred.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWcsu			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |CSI			     |Enabled			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Interface Stability	     |Standard			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       cksum(1),   isspace(3C),	  iswalpha(3C),	 iswspace(3C),	setlocale(3C),
       attributes(5), environ(5), largefile(5),	standards(5)

SunOS 5.10			  20 Dec 1996				 wc(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | OPERANDS | USAGE | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | EXIT STATUS | ATTRIBUTES | SEE ALSO

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