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Re: Using Emacs' help system

From: Jambunathan K
Subject: Re: Using Emacs' help system
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:28:22 +0530
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (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?

Three methods

C-h d count

C-h r
i count

C-h r
M-x icomplete-mode RET
I count

> -deech


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