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Old 12-15-2006, 01:22 PM   #1
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how many lines and words (bash)

How can i get the number of lines in a file and how can i learn the number of words in a line with using bash programming?

Old 12-15-2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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And how can I get some one else to do my homework.
Old 12-15-2006, 01:33 PM   #3
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wc -l [FILE] print the newline counts
wc -w [FILE] print the word counts

See: man wc or info wc

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Old 12-15-2006, 01:43 PM   #4
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Have a read of the wc manual page:
man wc
All the answers you seek are there.
Old 12-15-2006, 01:45 PM   #5
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I am so happy hearing these words from a senior member. I am only trying to improve myself on linux commands and bash nowadays. And i havent heard about a command named "wc". Thanks fvu and matthew. And for all helping penguins trying to walk.

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