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

tr -cs A-Za-z '\n' | sort | uniq -ci
Gives the same results as the command by putnamhill using nine less characters.

2010-10-20 04:12:58

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Nice, but it doesn't produce a file with all the words in lower case which is helpful to me.
gcurious · 609 weeks and 3 days ago
True enough. I just couldn't think of a situation where case would matter that wouldn't also make this the wrong tool for the job.
TheMightyBuzzard · 609 weeks and 3 days 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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