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what is the Unix and Linux command to list the number of occurrences of a word in a file?

I did not get the results I was looking for using grep -c 'word' <file name>

I would like to display:


and the number 3

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look for "wc -w" – Icarus3 Jan 7 '13 at 1:23
what is the complete command? grep -c 'word' <file> | wc -w ? – Yoyo Me Jan 7 '13 at 1:25
grep -ri "word" <file> | wc -w – Icarus3 Jan 7 '13 at 1:27
Thank you ! ! ! ! – Yoyo Me Jan 7 '13 at 1:37
grep -ow 'word' <file> | tee >(wc -w) use this in case you want list of word to be printed too – Icarus3 Jan 7 '13 at 1:51

Assuming word shows up at most once per line (or you don't care), you can do it with a simple pipe:

grep word file | wc -l

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