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wc

Used to display the number of lines, words, or characters of data. By default, all three values are displayed:

[student@localhost ~]$ wc sample.txt
2 4 24 sample.txt

Important options include the following:

Option Description
-c Only display the number of bytes. (For text data, a byte is one character.)
-m Only display the number of characters.
-l Only display the number of lines.
-w Only display the number of words.
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