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# print the newline counts of txt files
 
# print the newline counts of txt files
 
wc -l *.txt
 
wc -l *.txt
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# print the whitespaces counts of txt files
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grep -c ' ' *.txt
 
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Revision as of 10:39, 3 October 2019

Count number of characters in different approaches

BASH

Step1: Using Linux wc command

# print the character counts of txt files (contains the count of return symbol)
wc -m *.txt

# print the newline counts of txt files
wc -l *.txt

# print the whitespaces counts of txt files
grep -c ' ' *.txt

Step2: Check the Return symbol

  • e.g. \r\n costs 2 characters

Step3: final formula

Number of characters (not contains the return symbol) = result of wc -m *.txt - result of wc -m *.txt * 2 - 1 (the last blank line costs 1 character)