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Re: How to get count of a specific character


From: Nicolas Richard
Subject: Re: How to get count of a specific character
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:44:21 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Angus Comber <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a buffer which is a massive long line of names followed by
> semi-colon. I want to get a list of the number of names I have. I can
> highlight the region and use wc to get count of words and divide by 2
> to get a rough measure.
>
> But it would be an easy task if I could simply get a count of the number of 
> semi-colon characters?
>
> Does anyone know a way to get this?
>

highlight region and:
M-x count-matches RET ; RET

-- 
Nico.



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