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Re: Using Emacs' help system

From: Chris F.A. Johnson
Subject: Re: Using Emacs' help system
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:13:38 -0500
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

On 2013-02-10, deech wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm making a more concerted attempt to use the Emacs help system but ran into 
> a case where I was forced to use Google. 
> I wanted to get the character count in a region. At the `M-x apropos` prompt 
> I tried all variations of `character`, `char`, `number` and `count` without 
> results. A quick Google search showed that I needed `count-word-region`. My 
> question is how could I have used the help system to get there? 

  'M-x apropos region' gives 'count-lines-region' as one of the possibilities.

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