Shell Script Searches For A Single Word Pattern Recursively

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#!/bin/bash
# Write a shell script that searches for a single word pattern recursively
# in the current working directory and display the numbers of times it occurred.
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# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
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echo -n "Enter one word pattern : "
read pattern
# wc  - word count
COUNT=$(grep -wr "${pattern}" . 2> /dev/null | wc -l)
echo "${pattern} occurred ${COUNT} times."