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Old 03-26-2010, 05:21 AM   #1
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Command to count all characters in file.

anybody know and command to count any characters in file?
I would like to know the total number of character " (quote) in file.
My idea is to check if in a script the total number of this character is pair.

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cat <filename> | tr '\n' ' ' | tr '"' '\n' | wc -l
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Originally Posted by PMP View Post
cat <filename> | tr '\n' ' ' | tr '"' '\n' | wc -l
grep -o '"' input.txt | wc -l
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Originally Posted by guif View Post
My idea is to check if in a script the total number of this character is pair.
Positive results of these tests don't assure that all quote characters are paired. Assuming that you have script with two unpaired quotes the tests display even number of quote characters.


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