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Re: Using Emacs' help system

From: Dan Espen
Subject: Re: Using Emacs' help system
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:02:46 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.1 (gnu/linux)

deech <> writes:

> 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?

You were looking for "character count".
Character doesn't work but count does.

I'd still expect Google to produce a better result.

Dan Espen

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