April 19, 2024

Unix word count command

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The ‘wc’ command is a useful tool for counting the number of words, lines, and characters in a file or input stream in the UNIX operating system. It can come in handy for daily use, inside scripting, or on the shell when you need to quickly determine the size or length of a document. This command is easy to learn and use, making it a valuable skill for both beginners and experts in the field.

What Will I Learn?

  • The "wc" command is a powerful tool in UNIX that provides word count information. It is a versatile command that can be used for daily tasks, scripting, and shell operations. Its usefulness makes it a valuable tool for both beginners and experts alike.
  • The "wc" command has four switches that can be used to provide different types of information. The "l" switch provides the number of lines in a file, the "w" switch provides the number of words, the "m" switch provides the number of characters, and the "L" switch provides the length of the longest line in a file.
  • The "wc" command has numerous applications in UNIX, such as determining the size of a file, analyzing data, and performing quality control. Its versatility and usefulness make it an essential tool for researchers, analysts, and programmers.
  • By mastering the "wc" command, users can streamline their workflow and improve their productivity. Its simplicity and power make it a must-know tool for anyone working in a UNIX environment.

Course Content

About the instructor

<p>Automation Engineer having experience of 20+ years working in several chip design companies. Well-versed experience working on EDA flow and methodology in Memory, RF and Analog space. Rich experience in tool knowledge (Cadence, Synopsys, Mentor), scripting, licensing, PDK and various other aspects of EDA</p>
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301 students

Durations: 9 minutes
Lectures: 0
Students: Max 0
Level: Beginner
Language: English
Certificate: Yes

Material Includes

  • Only recording is available


  • To run the command, you have access of Ubuntu 18.04 +


  • Semiconductor Working Professionals and Aspirants preparing for the VLSI & Embedded

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