Not sure where to start with this project

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    Not sure where to start with this project

    Hi, hopefully someone can offer some advice or tips for my project?
    A little stumped on where to start, I've been reading the texts and I guess I'm not absorbing it all.

    "Write a C program that reports how many lines, words, and characters in an input text file, and also makes a sorted list of all words found in it. You are required to provide the text file. Write the sorted list to an output file, along with the number of times each word appeared in the input file. For the purpose of this program, a word consists of a consecutive sequence of any characters except white space characters."

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    You need to learn file handling in C. Google for "File handling in C" you will get tons of results.



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    So do it in small steps

    - count the characters
    - count how many of them are \n (this is the number of lines)
    - count how many are spaces (this is crudely the number of words)
    - etc etc
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