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How to search for the most common word used?

NoisyClip
Engager

Hi,

I've a file which contains a chunk of words. What I wanted to do is to find the top 10 most common word used from this file. How should my search looks like?

Thanks in advance!

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strive
Influencer

If you can post some sample data, then it will be helpful for splunkers to help you

Check this out if this solves your problem http://answers.splunk.com/answers/62413/how-to-extract-most-popular-words-from-the-source-data

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strive
Influencer

If you can post some sample data, then it will be helpful for splunkers to help you

Check this out if this solves your problem http://answers.splunk.com/answers/62413/how-to-extract-most-popular-words-from-the-source-data

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msenebald
Explorer

Hi,
depends a bit how your events look like.
I guess the easiest way is make every word a new event and use top.

Or use just shell script on nix

cat file.txt | sed -r 's/[[:space:]]+/\n/g' | sed '/^$/d' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | tail -n10

Good luck

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