Counting Words in an Article

Guy Abandon. at
Mon Jul 19 19:46:56 UTC 2004

Come on, what version of Linux you got there, I got wc here!

I can't remember the option you would use but man would and usually the -h
or force an error will make the utility spit out it's basic instructions.  I
have an old cli version, Slackware9 in fact and use wc all the time.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John J. Boyer" <director at>
To: <blinux-list at>
Sent: Wednesday, July 14, 2004 8:30 PM
Subject: Counting Words in an Article

What program can I use to count the words in an article that I have
written? Unix has wc, but there's no such program on Linux.


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