Generate list of words and their frequencies in a text file.

tr A-Z a-z | tr -cs a-z '\n' | sort | uniq -c

2010-10-19 22:49:13

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Very nice, the -s option on the second tr gets rid of some false blank counts.
gcurious · 605 weeks and 1 day ago
I like TheMightyBuzzard's version, but it doesn't work if your uniq has no -i option.
putnamhill · 605 weeks ago
TMB's solution leaves some words in mixed case (singleton mostly) and I use them as keys in the down stream process. So it's simpler if every is actually lowercased so I don't have to keep ignoring case.
gcurious · 605 weeks ago

What do you think?

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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