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Re: Word count in Emacs

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Word count in Emacs
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 23:44:38 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

M-x count- TAB


M-= (does exactly what you are trying to do here, I suppose)

"B. T. Raven" <> writes:

> Can anyone give me a clue why the following doesn't print a number in
> the mini-buffer or to the *Messages* buffer?:
> (defun count-words (start end) ;; alias wce
>     "Print number of words in the region."
>     (interactive "r")
>     (save-excursion
>       (save-restriction
>         (narrow-to-region start end)
>         (goto-char (point-min))
>         (count-matches "\\sw+"))))
> an alias is assigned so that I can invoke with
> M-x wce (word count emacs)
> Thanks,
> Ed


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