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wc - word count
wc [ -rlwapc ] [ name ... ]
Wc counts lines and words in the named files, or in the
standard input if no name appears. A word is a maximal
string of ascii graphics delimited by spaces, tabs or
newlines. Other characters are always ignored.
Any of the following options may appear in any order. When
any option other than -r appears, only the specified
information is reported in the order in which the options
occur. Otherwise, printing is as with option -lw.
-r Ignore all roff, nroff and troff control lines, i.e.
lines beginngin with `.' or `''.
-l Print count of lines
-w Print count of words
-a Print count of alphanumeric strings, with underscore
taken as alphanumeric.
-p Print count of punctuation strings, i.e. all strings of
printing characters other than alphanumerics.
-c Print count of roff control lines, regardless of -r.
`Cannot open' for unopenable file.