What does WC stand for?

What does WC mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: WC.

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Wild Child

Community » Law

   
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With Color

Community » Law

   
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Whetten & Cameron

Academic & Science » Libraries

   
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West Coast

Governmental » State & Local

   
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Western Colorado

Governmental » State & Local

   
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Waldo County

Governmental » State & Local

   
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Word Count

Community » Media

   
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Weird Comics

Community » Media

   
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Wax Cylinder

Community » Media

   
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Water Column

Academic & Science » Meteorology

   
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Wind Current

Academic & Science » Meteorology

   
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Weapons Carrier

Governmental » Military

   
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Wing Commander

Governmental » Military

   
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Won't Commit

Governmental » Military

   
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Weapon Class

Governmental » Military

   
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Wind Current

Governmental » Military

   
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Walton Collective

Community » Museums

   
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Wire Center

Computing » Networking

   
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Wilfred Charles

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

   
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William Carl

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

   
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Wesley Curley

Miscellaneous » Names and Nicknames

   
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WildCare

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
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World Concern

Community » Non-Profit Organizations

   
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Water Circulation

Academic & Science » Ocean Science

   
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Wet Canvas

Community » Performing Arts

   

What does WC mean?

wc
wc is a command in Unix-like operating systems. The program reads either standard input or a list of files and generates one or more of the following statistics: newline count, word count, and byte count. If a list of files is provided, both individual file and total statistics follow. Sample execution of wc: The first column is the count of newlines, meaning that the text file foo has 40 newlines while bar has 2294 newlines- resulting in a total of 2334 newlines. The second column indicates the number of words in each text file showing that there are 149 words in foo and 16638 words in bar- giving a total of 16787 words. The last column indicates the number of characters in each text file, meaning that the file foo has 947 characters while bar has 97724 characters- 98671 characters all in all. Newer versions of wc can differentiate between byte and character count. This difference arises with Unicode which includes multi-byte characters. The desired behaviour is selected with the -c or -m switch. GNU wc used to be part of the GNU textutils package; it is now part of GNU coreutils.

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