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Old 03-20-2009, 04:24 AM   #1
grunge_1
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Need help in word count command


Hi,
I have a file(text.txt) and it something like this:

Book and Book book
I don't know
what to write here Book
I need to know what
Book

Ok, when do word count it should say the word 'book' appear 5 times. I try this command but no luck...!!

grep -i book text.txt |wc -w <--- result 10

cat text.txt | grep -i book |wc -w <--- result 10

cat text.txt | grep -i book |wc -l <--- result 3

grep -c book text.txt <--- result 1


Anyone can help?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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1 - number of words in all the lines which contain the word "book"

2 - same as 1

3 - number of lines containing the word "book"

4 - number of lines containing the word "book", case sensitive.

Last edited by acid_kewpie; 03-20-2009 at 04:45 AM.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 04:35 AM   #3
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Code:
grep -o book <file> | wc -l
Maybe there's a nicer way.
 
Old 03-20-2009, 04:36 AM   #4
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Or perhaps more simply "grep -oi book file | wc -l"
 
Old 03-20-2009, 05:01 AM   #5
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Thanks all..
"grep -oi book file | wc -l" working just great!!!
 
  


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