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To test non-zero length file, use [[Bash test#-s|bash test -s]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 23:32, 15 January 2020

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Options

-l

The number of lines in each input file is written to the standard output.

-c

The number of bytes in each input file is written to the standard output. This will cancel out any prior usage of the -m option.

wc -c somefile.txt | awk '{print $1}'

To test non-zero length file, use bash test -s.

-m

The number of characters in each input file is written to the standard output. If the current locale does not support multibyte characters, this is equivalent to the -c option. This will cancel out any prior usage of the -c option.

-w

The number of words in each input file is written to the standard output.