Why I Like

Why I like wc

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Wc is a small handy tool which I use often. I’m calling it word-count in my head.(Today I learned by looking wc up on Wikipedia: it is actually called word count) It is part of the GNU coreutils it should be on nearly any system. What can you do with wc? With wc you can simply count lines, words or characters of a file or string, and thats it. Nothing more or less.