WC(1)                                                       WC(1)

          wc - word count

          wc [ -lwrbc ] [ file ... ]

          Wc counts lines, words, runes, syntactically-invalid UTF
          codes and bytes in the named files, or in the standard input
          if no file is named.  A word is a maximal string of charac-
          ters delimited by spaces, tabs or newlines.  The count of
          runes includes invalid codes.

          If the optional argument is present, just the specified
          counts (lines, words, runes, broken UTF codes or bytes) are
          selected by the letters l, w, r, b, or c.  Otherwise, lines,
          words and bytes (-lwc) are reported.


          The Unicode Standard has many blank characters scattered
          through it, but wc looks for only ASCII space, tab and new-

          Wc should have options to count suboptimal UTF codes and
          bytes that cannot occur in any UTF code.

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