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Re: Count characters in emacs?

From: Big Slim
Subject: Re: Count characters in emacs?
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 14:21:38 -0600
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In article <>, Aaron Son
<> wrote:

> Big Slim <> writes:
> > Anyone know if it's possible to count the number of characters in a
> > file with emacs? I'm trying to rely less on Word, but that's one
> > feature I can't seem to find in emacs. Alternately, a shell command
> > would be nice.
> Answer from the nice people in #emacs on
> If you're not using narrowing, it looks like C-= will do it.
> If you are using narrowing, use C-x h to mark the whole buffer, and
> then M-= to count the number of lines and characters in the region.
> Note, this will destroy your point position, save it if ya need it.

Wow! Me likey! Wonder why I couldn't find that in my O'Reilly book?
I'll have to look again...

Thanks--Big Slim

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