Count the number of characters in each line

awk '{count[length]++}END{for(i in count){printf("%d: %d\n", count[i], i)}}'

By: bpfx
2009-02-05 14:20:39

What Others Think

awk ' BEGIN { FS=""} { print NF } '
maht · 675 weeks and 6 days ago
Oh I see what you're doing, your counting the line length frequencies. Not quite what your title says.
maht · 675 weeks and 6 days ago
awk '{print length}' | sort | uniq -c
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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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