$ curl cheat.sh/
 cheat:wc 
# To count the number of words (file or STDIN):
wc -w <file>
cat <file> | wc -w

# To count the number of lines (file or STDIN):
wc -l <file>
cat <file> | wc -l

# To count the number of bytes (file or STDIN):
wc -c <file>
cat <file> | wc -c

# To count files and directories at a given location:
ls -l | wc -l

# To if you ever use `wc` in a shell script and need to compare the output with an int you can
# clean the output (wc returns extra characters around the integer) by using xargs:
ls -l | wc -l | xargs

 tldr:wc 
# wc
# Count lines, words, or bytes.

# Count lines in file:
wc -l file

# Count words in file:
wc -w file

# Count characters (bytes) in file:
wc -c file

# Count characters in file (taking multi-byte character sets into account):
wc -m file

# Use standard input to count lines, words and characters (bytes) in that order:
find . | wc

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