Search count how many times a character or string is present into a file

awk '{ total += gsub(/yourstring/,"") } END { print total }' yourfile
Count how many times a pattern is present into a file. It can be one or more lines. No overlapping. It means searching for aa on aaa will output 1 not 2.

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By: bugmenot
2014-12-16 21:00:45
awk

What Others Think

Can't grep do this for you? grep -c "yourpattern" yourfile
thenate · 196 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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