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Re: How to get count of a specific character


From: Angus Comber
Subject: Re: How to get count of a specific character
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:28:51 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Tuesday, 4 February 2014 14:44:21 UTC, Nicolas Richard  wrote:
> 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
> 

Brilliant, thanks.  Note you have to escape ;


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