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How to get the number of Words, Characters and Rows within a text file on Linux via the Command Line
- By using the wc command.
wc = print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
- In the CLI type in the following command:
wc -wcl < /home/user/textfile.txt
textfile.txt = The file that we need to get the information from
-w = print the word count
-c = print the character count
-l = print the line count