Say I need to find out how many words are in each file that have the word 'work' in it.
I know that to find files with 'work' in it, it would be
ls work. And to figure out the number of words it would be
However I tried this and it seems to be just displaying the number of files, not the number of words combined in all files (which I need):
ls work | wc -w
So say if there are 14 files that follow the 'work' prereq, it would display 14, not the number of words.