6/3/2017 - 11:31 PM

192. Word Frequency.bash

# Read from the file words.txt and output the word frequency list to stdout.

cat words.txt | tr  -s ' ' '\n'  | sort | uniq -c | sort  -r| awk '{print $2, $1}'

#tr -s: truncate the string with target string, but only remaining one instance (e.g. multiple whitespaces)

#sort: To make the same string successive so that uniq could count the same string fully and correctly.

#uniq -c: uniq is used to filter out the repeated lines which are successive, -c means counting

#sort -r: -r means sorting in descending order

#awk '{ print $2, $1 }': To format the output, see