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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: alternate command for wc -l

    We have to take the word count for huge files. if I am giving wc -l filename, its not providing the count result. because the file size is 585498101 bytes. Do we have any alternate command to find the word count in unix

  2. #2
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    Thumbs down man wc

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    WC(1)                            User Commands                           WC(1)
    
    NAME
           wc - print the number of newlines, words, and bytes in files
    
    SYNOPSIS
           wc [OPTION]... [FILE]...
    
    DESCRIPTION
           Print newline, word, and byte counts for each FILE, and a total line if more than one FILE is specified.  With
           no FILE, or when FILE is -, read standard input.
    
           -c, --bytes
                  print the byte counts
    
           -m, --chars
                  print the character counts
    
           -l, --lines
                  print the newline counts
    
           -L, --max-line-length
                  print the length of the longest line
    
           -w, --words
                  print the word counts
           --help display this help and exit
    The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. -- Chinese proverb

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