Is there a text-editor which counts words not characters in GNU/Linux ? I tried out various editors but couldn't figure out which one has it but none of the popular ones seem to have it. Looking for advice. No vi or emacs but one that regular people use, like leafpad or Gedit/pluma like that.
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There are at least two different minor modes in emacs that display word-count information in the mode line, as well as a built-in command.
Without installing anything extra, you can use Meta-= at any time to see the word count of the current buffer or selection. For older versions, you can use Meta-| wc
You could call
wc in the
:!wc -w %
the following :
The output will be Selected 26 of 26 Lines; 40 of 40 Words; 1352 of 1352 Bytes