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Is there any perl/UNIX shell command (single command) that will take an input file and output this (count the concurrence of "myword" in a line):

myword 2
myword 3
myword 1

Input files:
This is myword and another myword
There is no myword
This is myword and another myword another myword
There is no myword
This is myword only
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Question by:toooki
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by:nemws1
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I'm sure ozo will have a one-liner for this, but I prefer more readable code.  Put this into a script (I name mine 'countword.pl'):

#!/usr/bin/perl
my $target = shift(@ARGV);
while (<STDIN>) {
    my $count = () = $_=~m/$target/gi;
    print "$target $count\n";
}

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Run with:
./countword.pl myword < your_text_file

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by:wilcoxon
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I'm not ozo but here's a one-liner:
perl -ne "$word = 'myword'; print $word, ' ', scalar(()=m{\b$word\b}g), \"\n\"" your_text_file

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by:nemws1
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Yeah, but you're a pretty darn good perl expert as well, wilcoxon. :)
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by:woolmilkporc
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There is always awk:

awk '{W="myword"; for(i=1;i<=NF;i++) if($i==W) c++; if(c>0) print W, c; c=0}' inputfile
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by:woolmilkporc
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A really ugly one, just for fun:

W="myword"; sed "s/$W/@/g" inputfile | grep -w '@' | while read line; do echo  -en "$W\t"; echo $line |tr -dc '@' |wc -c; done

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by:ozo
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Given the input file:
This is myword and another myword
There is no myword
This is myword and another myword another myword
There is no myword
This is myword only

shouldn't the counts be
myword 2
myword 1
myword 3
myword 1
myword 1
?
Or, if we are counting /(?<!\bno )\bmyword\b/
would that be
myword 2
myword 0
myword 3
myword 0
myword 1
?
Or, if there is a "no" on the line, would we ignore the entire line, or just the "myword" immediately following the "no"?
What would you want the count to be for
This is myword and no myword
?
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by:toooki
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I am sorry for incorrectly writing the question:

Given the input file:
This is myword and another myword
There is no m y w o r d
This is myword and another myword another myword
There is no my word
This is myword only

The output that I am looking for is:
myword 2
myword 3
myword 1
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by:ozo
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perl -lne 'BEGIN{$w=shift}print "$w ".@F if @F=/\b\Q$w\E\b/g' 'myword'  your_text_file
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by:wilcoxon
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My solution only needs a simple change to work with your modified requirements:
perl -ne '$word = "myword"; $c = scalar(()=m{\b$word\b}g); print $word, " ", $c, "\n" if $c' your_text_file

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skullnobrains earned 100 total points
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i like woolmilkporks idea, so here is a simpler one

sed -n "s/MYWORD/@/g" inputfile | tr -c -d "@\n" | while read line ; do echo -n 'MYWORD : ' ; expr "$line" : '.*' ; done

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i'm assuming the file does not contain '@' but you can use something like £ or µ as well

can't figure out one without a while but there should be a way to make it even simpler
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by:toooki
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Many thanks:
perl -lne 'BEGIN{$w=shift}print "$w ".@F if @F=/\b\Q$w\E\b/g' 'myword'  your_text_file
perl -ne '$word = "myword"; $c = scalar(()=m{\b$word\b}g); print $word, " ", $c, "\n" if $c' your_text_file

Both the above worked for me. Could you kindly let me know a tutorial where I could learn such parsing commands so that I can try myself on similar parsings?

Many thanks!
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