line break is not counted in character count

view full story

http://stackoverflow.com – I have a following code that counts the number of characters in a file using awk. but it doesn't count the line breaks as it is counted in $ wc file file:abc 12345 12345 12345 12345 12345 awk command: $ awk 'BEGIN{FS=""}{for(i=1;i<=NF;i++)c++}END{print "total chars:"c}' abc This gives me o/p as Total char:25 but if i run same abc file as wc abc it gives me o/p as 30 characters Any suggestions whether i can use two file separators at a time??? (HowTos)