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How to count particular words using perl (See related posts)

When "grep -c" doesn't cut it (counts only 1 occurrence per line).

perl -lne '$c++ while /SEARCH_STRING/g; END { print $c; }'

For example, to count the number of times ABCD appears in mysqldump output:

mysqldump my_db | perl -lne '$c++ while /ABCD/g; END { print $c; }'

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