RE: Word Count for 100 Files?

Subject: RE: Word Count for 100 Files?
From: "Richard Burkhart" <richard -at- khanfusion -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 10:56:23 -0800

- You had UNIX/Linux experience
- You have access to a UNIX/Linux machine (or Cygwin in Windows)
- You knew a bit about BASH script programming (I'm trying to remember the
specifics from a class from 6 months ago)
- Your documents were plaintext, instead of a document (w) formatting

The BASH command "wc" (word count) might be a way to go. You'd need to:
- set up a small script/extended statement to list the file names
- open each file
- pipe the file through WC
- dump the number of words (with identifier text) into another text file.

Gimme a little bit of time to review and I can post specifics -- if this is
an avenue that you'd pursue.

> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-132241 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Bonnie
> Granat
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 10:28 AM
> Subject: Word Count for 100 Files?
> I have 100 files and I'd like to do a word count. Fastest method? The
> digits are actually in each document as text (not in a field).
> Bonnie Granat



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