RE: Lines in a text file

Subject: RE: Lines in a text file
From: "Bill Trippe" <btrippe -at- nmpub -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 17:54:46 -0400

Dan Goldstein wrote:

> Does anyone know of a way to count the lines in a text file
> without opening
> it? I'm familiar with Word's line-counting ability, but I don't think that
> that will help in this case.

Hi Dan,

This is probably too long a distance for you to travel, but if it is truly a
text file (not a binary) and you can get it on a UNIX or LINUX box, the wc
command does exactly this. It would follow the syntax:

wc -l (filename)

It would return the number of lines.

There are UNIX shells you can run on top of Windows. See, for example,

If you have a need to do this kind of thing often and need to continue using
Windows (as I do), it is probably worth running something like Cygwin.

Hope this helps!



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