stores the number of lines of "file" in a variable to use in a loop

count=`wc -l file | cut -d ' ' -f1`

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By: vmplacco
2009-02-25 21:21:47

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cat file | wc -l does not output the file name.
raphink · 486 weeks and 4 days ago

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