[TxMt] Character and Word Counting of Highlighted Text

Allan Odgaard allan at macromates.com
Tue Nov 16 15:48:16 UTC 2004

On Nov 16, 2004, at 4:03 PM, Stuart Wheeler wrote:

> Now all I need to do is work out how to determine the number of 
> characters and words I am highlighting (without manually counting 
> them). Is it possible to do that in TextMate at the moment? If I can 
> find that out then I'll buy a license.

You can create a command (menu: Command / Edit Commands…).

Set the Command(s): to “wc”, Standard input to “Selected text” and 
Standard output to “Show as tooltip”.

If you bind a key to this command, you get the “lines words characters” 
shown for selected text as a tooltip when you press the key -- it's not 
as convenient as having the information in the status bar all the time, 
but I hope it'll make do until I add it.

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