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output length of longest line

Terminal - output length of longest line
awk '(length > n) {n = length} END {print n}'
2011-08-15 13:10:38
User: putnamhill
Functions: awk
output length of longest line

If your wc does not have the -L option, you can use awk.


There are 6 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
wc -L

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Voting for wc -L as it uses what exists.

wc -L does not work on BSD variants. I believe the better approach is to GNU coreutils on all platforms.

Comment by sheki 348 weeks and 4 days ago

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